Nash-Finch looking to hire 75 warehouse workers

Wholesale food distributor Nash-Finch Company is looking to hire about 75 warehouse workers for its Columbus facility.

The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based company plans to fill positions for inventory control workers, loaders, lift operators, receivers, verifiers and order selectors.

The 75 positions are a part of the 175 new jobs Nash-Finch announced about seven months ago. In December, the company said it was to move its distribution center to Columbus and hire about 175 workers over the next three years.

It’s using a Columbus warehouse — operated by its Norfolk, Va.-based division MDV — to distribute products to military commissaries and post exchanges throughout the Southeast.

Nash-Finch distributes food products to supermarkets, military commissaries, multicultural stores and discount grocery stores in 36 states and Washington, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Azores and Egypt. It also owns and operates supermarkets including those under the Sun Mart, Econofoods and Family Thrift Center trade names.

To help Nash-Finch find qualified workers, company officials have asked the Georgia Department of Labor to assist them with recruiting.

Interested applicants should go to the department’s Columbus Career Center, located at 700 Veterans Parkway, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to fill out an application. They should bring their resumes and be prepared for screenings, including a drug screening test and background check.

Applicants should have a minimum of 12 months of verifiable warehouse experience. They must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED certificate.

For more information, call the Columbus Career Center at 706-649-7423.