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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, February 16 •  11am to 3pm
Seattle Uwajimaya (600 5th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 97104)

Friday, March 2 •  1pm to 5pm
Bellevue Uwajimaya (699 120th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue, WA 98005)

 

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
UWAJIMAYA’S HIRING EVENTS & JOB FAIRS

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.

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Uwajimaya - Seattle
February 16, 2018 • 11am - 3pm
600 5th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104

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wajimaya - Bellevue
March 2, 2018 • 1pm - 5pm
699 120th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98005

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Uwajimaya - Seattle
March 9, 2018 • 11am - 3pm
600 5th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104

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Deli Cook - Full Time

The Deli Cook’s responsibility is to provide excellent customer service to our customers.  Deli Cook’s responsibilities include: prepare ingredients for daily productions in Deli, occasionally cook special items as needed, ensure that quality food items are available for Deli sale and arrange attractive displays of food items. He/she will help control inventory and maintain the cleanliness of the kitchen and back room while following company’s safety standards.

  • Must have good command of English, excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Prior knowledge of food production and operation of commercial kitchen equipment.
  • Must have excellent knowledge and skill of Chinese and Japanese cooking.
  • Ability to manage own time to meet production deadlines.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Possess good oral communication (bilingual helpful), and a positive attitude.

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.

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.

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Meat Service Counter Clerk - Full Time

The Meat Service Counter Clerk will provide excellent customer service to our patrons by providing customers with information on special cuts of meat, portions, recipes and menu suggestions. He/she will prepare and maintain marinated meats for the service counter. Stock and face the self-service case with packaged products. Maintain overall cleanliness of the stock room while following company’s safety standards.

  • Must possess excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Available to work day or closing shift and on weekends
  • Must have good math and basic computer skills
  • Must be physically fit to be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work independently while contributing to the team as a whole.

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 jobs@uwajimaya.com.

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.

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Seafood Manager - Full Time

The Seafood Manager’s responsibilities are to manage the Seafood department by ensuring that the Seafood team is trained in all aspects of their job, including preparation of products, customer service and safety. He/she will establish goals and create an effective, efficient seafood operation by providing leadership and direction through open communication, coaching, training and promoting a positive work environment. He/she will coordinate the production and sales of the seafood products and ensure quality of standards, product movement and gross profit achievement. He/she will ensure that all seafood products meet the company's guidelines as well as federal, state and county regulations and standards.

• Minimum of 3 year management experience.
• Knowledge of seafood and seafood cutting experience required.
• Able to work flexible days, opening and closing shifts required.
• Excellent customer service skills.
• Prior retail experience required and knowledge of Asian products preferred.
• Knowledge of purchasing, marketing and merchandising required.
• Excellent communication skills
• Basic math and computer skills.
• Must be able to lift up 35-50lbs and occasionally lift up to 100 lbs.

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 jobs@uwajimaya.com.

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.

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