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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, June 23  •  1pm to 5pm
Bellevue Uwajimaya (699 120th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue, WA 98005)

Tuesday, June 27 •  11am to 3pm
Beaverton Uwajimaya (10500 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, Beaverton, OR 97005)

Friday, June 30 •  11am to 3pm
Seattle Uwajimaya (600 5th Avenue South, 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
  • 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 - Renton
June 16, 2017 • 1pm - 5pm
501 S. Grady Way
Renton, WA 98055

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Uwajimaya - Bellevue
June 23, 2017 • 1pm - 5pm
699 120th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98005

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Uwajimaya - Beaverton
June 27, 2017 • 11am - 3pm
10500 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy
Beaverton, OR 97005

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Uwajimaya - Seattle
June 30, 2017 • 11am - 3pm
600 5th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104

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Cashier - Full Time

Cashier’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. Cashier is also responsible for stocking small items around the registers and familiarizing with basic knowledge of store layout and products’ prices.

  • Must have good command of English, excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Must have good math skills and 10-key skills required.
  • Ability to operate register and scanning machine preferred.
  • Ability to acquire good overall store, product and general pricing knowledge.
  • Must be able to work at least one or both weekend days.
  • Ability to become familiar with store merchandise and basic uses of products.

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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Cashier - Part Time

Cashier’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. Cashier is also responsible for stocking small items around the registers and familiarizing with basic knowledge of store layout and products’ prices.

  • Must have good command of English, excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Must have good math skills and 10-key skills required.
  • Ability to operate register and scanning machine preferred.
  • Ability to acquire good overall store, product and general pricing knowledge.
  • Must be able to work at least one or both weekend days.
  • Ability to become familiar with store merchandise and basic uses of products.

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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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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Gift Clerk - Part Time

Gift Clerk is responsible for providing excellent customer service to our patrons. It is his/her responsibility to provide products’ information and to promote gift items to our customers. Assist customers in selecting the appropriated products for their needs. Gift clerk will assist the Gift Manager in controlling inventory and suggestions for ordering selections. He/she is responsible for stocking, facing, pricing, displaying and maintaining the overall look of the department while following company’s safety standards.Excellent customer service.
 

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good merchandising skills preferred.
  • Exhibits a positive attitude in the workplace, seeks resolution to problems.
  • Basic math, 10-key skills required.
  • Ability to handle and lift approximately 20 to 30 pounds.
  • Must have flexible schedules.

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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Grocery Night Clerk - Full Time

Grocery Clerk’s responsibility is to provide excellent customer service, face, stock, re-stock and price grocery 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. Assist with bagging the groceries and help customers carry their groceries to their vehicle when requested.

Excellent customer service
Excellent communication skills.
Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds.
Basic math skills.
Ability to acquire good overall store and product knowledge

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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Meat Cutter - Journeyman - Full Time

Meat Cutter is responsible for preparing traditional and specialty cuts of meat products to our customers.  He/she will provide excellent customer service by interacting with customers and provide them with information on special cuts of meat, recipes and menu suggestions, portion recommendation and cooking techniques.  He/she will insure proper quantities of items are received against invoice/packing slip and/or order sheet, and rotate stock in the cooler. He/she will follow meat department’s and safety precautions and procedures to ensure a safe work place environment.

• Excellent customer service.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Knowledge of all types of meat products preferred.
• Minimum of 2 years meat cutting experience, a plus.
• Able to handle and lift approximately 150 pounds.
• Ability to work independently and has the ability to multi-task.
• Basic math & computer skills required.
• Must have flexible schedules.

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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Produce Clerk - Full Time

The Produce Clerk’s responsibility is to provide excellent customer service to our customers. Assist and provide products information to customers. He/she will responsible for trimming, preparing, stocking and displaying different products in the Produce department. Maintain the cleanliness of the department and the produce stock rooms while following company’s safety standards.

  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Asian produces a plus.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift 80 pounds.
  • Prior knowledge of the use of scales, wrapping machines and price machine a plus.
  • 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 Clerk - Full Time

Seafood Clerk’s responsibility is to provide excellent customer service to our customers. He/she is responsible for preparing (cut, clean and wrap) seafood for the display showcase and cutting seafood per customer requests. In addition, he/she will be responsible for maintaining cleanliness of the premises, receive and repack incoming freight and maintain organization of the freezer while following safety procedures.

  • Ability to prepare fish for wrapping and display; clean, cut, filet fish in such a manner as to avoid waste.
  • Must have good command of English, excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Must possess a good knowledge of seafood products and Asian cooking techniques.
  • Must be physically fit to be able to lift 100 lbs. or more.
  • Ability to operate pricing machines and pricing guns.
  • Ability to acquire good overall store and product knowledge.
  • Must be able to work at least one or both weekend days.
  • Possess good oral communication skills (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.  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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