Share This Page

Giant Eagle hiring 550 for Valu King, other North Hills stores

| Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, 2:40 p.m.

Giant Eagle said on Thursday that it wants to hire 550 full- and part-time employees for its new Valu King store and for Giant Eagle and GetGo locations in the North Hills.

The O'Hara-based supermarket chain announced two job fairs: one on Saturday, to hire about 100 workers for the first Valu King discount grocery store in the Pittsburgh area, and one on Sept. 29 to fill openings at several Giant Eagle and GetGo convenience stores north of Pittsburgh.

“It's all about not only the growth of that area, but the growth of Giant Eagle there,” spokesman Dick Roberts said.

In addition to the discount Valu King, scheduled to open in early November on McKnight Road in Ross, a Giant Eagle opened in Shaler in January 2011, and a store in Pine was expanded to 90,000 square feet and rebranded as a Market District location early this year.

Running large stores 24 hours a day requires plenty of personnel, Roberts said, and Market District locations need more culinary employees to prepare specialty foods.

Pay rates start at $7.45 an hour, and all jobs include benefits, Roberts said. Both job fairs will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 4859 McKnight Road. No appointments are needed.

Positions are available at Giant Eagle stores in Shaler, Bellevue, Ross and Fox Chapel, and GetGos in Cranberry and Ross. Management, food preparation, grocery, meat cutting, deli and bakery workers are needed, along with clerks and cashiers.

Giant Eagle has 232 of its namesake grocery stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia, and 172 GetGos, Roberts said.

The company acquired the Valu King name with its acquisition of a Youngstown, Ohio, grocery supplier in the 1980s. Valu King has about a half-dozen stores, including Erie and Johnstown locations. Companywide, Giant Eagle has more than 36,000 employees.

Kim Leonard is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-380-5606 or kleonard@tribweb.com.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.