In November of 1959, two independent grocers, W.T. Harris and W.L. Teeter, decided to join forces and create what became the largest independent grocery organization in the Carolinas. Headquartered just outside Charlotte in Matthews, N.C., the original stores catered to both urban and rural residents with many new innovations not seen in grocery stores up to that time. Customer satisfaction and giving back to the community are both high priorities; over 23 million dollars have been donated to local charities and educational funds since 1998. As the Charlotte area grew and became more urbanized, the focus in 1984 was more toward higher-income urban areas. A merger with Kroger in January 2014 assured the continued expansion and success of Harris Teeter and a positive impact on the economy of Charlotte – more growth equals more jobs.

Anyone seeking a job or career change will find Harris Teeter to be an exceptional company. Currently there are three stores in the Charlotte area that have openings for both part-time and full-time workers, all with flexible hours. Entry level positions require little or no experience as company training is provided. A few of the open positions include baggers, cashiers, stock clerks, and customer service managers and trainees. The company’s promote-from-within policy assures employees of advancement opportunities. Applying is as simple as dropping by the nearest store or visiting their website where applications can be emailed. Be sure to fill in the application completely, remembering that volunteer experience should also be included! Keep in mind that due to laws and safety issues, you must be at least 16 years of age to be considered for a position.

Besides somewhat above-average hourly wages, employees will be pleasantly surprised at the comprehensive benefits package offered by Harris Teeter. Medical, dental, and vision insurance plus short and long-term coverage as well as life insurance and education assistance are all included. Not only customer satisfaction but employee satisfaction is a goal for the company; bonuses are routinely passed along to all workers. Overall, the majority of employees give this company a high rating.