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Available Jobs at Kai Market

Upcoming Hiring Events
Join us at one of our upcoming hiring events to learn about the benefits of working at Uwajimaya and available opportunities at all of our locations, including our new store Kai Market! 


Friday, May 4 •  1pm to 5pm
Renton Uwajimaya (501 S. Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057)

Friday, May 11 •  11am to 3pm
Seattle Uwajimaya (600 5th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98104)

Friday, June 1 •  11am to 3pm
Seattle Uwajimaya (600 5th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98104)

Uwajimaya is the largest Asian grocery and gift market in the Pacific Northwest.  Our mission is to be the premier destination to experience Asian food and culture through exceptional customer service, positive attitudes and world-class quality merchandise.  Our employees are essential for our continued success. We believe a team of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences working together powers our success.  We encourage all qualified candidates who are passionate about food, customer service and Asian culture to apply for any of our open positions.

Our expectations:

  •  Have a passion for excellent customer service
  • Do your best on the basis of your abilities
  • Desire to do a good job
  • Open to improvements
  • Passionate about learning

Our offers for most team members:

  • Flexible, friendly, diverse work environment
  • Competitive Pay (Wage starts at $15.00/hr)
  • Employee Discounts
  • Excellent health benefits
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Opportunities for growth
  • Supplemental Insurances available

Come join our team! Stop by any of our upcoming hiring events to learn about available job openings and benefits of working for Uwajimaya. Download and print an application here (Adobe Reader required) and bring your completed application with you.

Click on Read More to see all of our upcoming hiring events.


Uwajimaya - Renton
May 4, 2018 • 1pm - 5pm
501 S. Grady Way
Renton, WA 98057


Uwajimaya - Seattle
May 11, 2018 • 11am - 3pm
600 5th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104



Crew Member - Part Time

Crew Member’s responsibility is to provide excellent customer service and product information to our customers. He/she is responsible for ringing up customers’ purchases accurately and efficiently. He/she will face, stock, re-stock and price store merchandises. Ensure the correct price/product description tag is in line with the merchandise. Maintain displays, order selected items when needed and receive incoming merchandise. Crew Member will also responsible for receive, place and fulfill online orders. Assist other departments as needed.

• Excellent customer service.
• Excellent communication skills
• Prior retail experience and knowledge of Asian products preferred.
• Knowledge of basic math skills, 10-key/calculator, comfortable using computer.
• Must have flexible schedule.
• Able to lift at least 40lbs.
• High school diploma or its equivalent.
• MAST (Mandatory Alcohol Server Training) permit is required.

We offer competitive wages, excellent health benefits, paid time off, 401 K, employee discounts and a flexible, friendly work environment.

Applications for all positions can be picked up at the customer service counter of any Uwajimaya location or our corporate offices located at 4601 6th Avenue South in Seattle's Industrial Area. Applicants may also fill out an online application by clicking apply below or download and print an application here (Adobe Reader required). Completed applications can be dropped off at any of our retail locations or our corporate offices.  If you would like to submit a resume or have an inquiry about our job openings, please e-mail

Uwajimaya is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing an equal opportunity before and during employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, political affiliation, disability, marital status, or other similar factors not related to job requirements.