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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, Sep 14 •  11am to 3pm
Seattle Uwajimaya (600 5th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98104)

 

Friday, Sep 21•  1pm to 5pm
BellevueUwajimaya (699 120th Ave. NE., Bellevue, WA 98104)

 

Wednesday, Sep 26 •  1pm to 5pm
KAI Market (400 Fairview Ave N., Seattle, WA 98109)

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
September 14, 2018 • 11am - 3pm
600 5th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104

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Uwajimaya - Bellevue
September 21, 2018 • 11am - 3pm
699 120h Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98005

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KAI Market
September 26, 2018 • 1pm - 5pm
400 Fariview Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98109

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Uwajimaya - Seattle
October 12, 2018 • 11am - 3pm
600 5th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104

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Deli Clerk - Part Time

Deli Clerk’s responsibility is to provide excellent customer service to our customers. He/she will be replenishing food on the steam table and ensuring that the food items are fresh and appetizing.  Deli Clerk will assist customers with their food order and answer customers’ questions.  In addition, he/she will be responsible for cashiering, stocking and overall upkeep of deli area and assisting the kitchen and deli cooks as needed.

  • Must have good command of English, excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Must have knowledge of Deli products and Asian merchandise, beneficial.
  • Must possess basic math skills.
  • Ability to operate cash register.
  • Ability to work independently while contributing to the team as a whole.
  • 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.  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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Demo Operator - Full Time

Demo Operator's responsibility is to demonstrate and promote Uwajimaya and its products. He/she will work with all the departments and team members to coordinate demonstrations. He/she will share product information, cooking methods while demonstrating the products to our customers. The Demo Operator will gather comments from customers' feedbacks regarding the promoted/demonstrated products and relay the information to respective departments. He/she will participate in merchandising products with displays and signage. He/she will observe and practice all required safety and food handling procedures.

• Excellent customer service.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Excellent knowledge and skills of Asian cooking.
• Exhibits a positive attitude in the workplace, seeks resolution to problems.
• Must have flexible schedules and available on Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

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

Stock, restock and price grocery merchandise, maintain displays, order selected items, provide good customer service, receive and check incoming merchandise. Maintain inventory.

  • Must have good command of English, excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of products and Asian merchandise beneficial.
  • Must be physically fit to be able to lift 80 lbs. and over, bag and carry groceries, receive and stock products, clean areas, etc.
  • Must have good math skills.
  • 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 (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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