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KTA Super Stores Hiring at All Big Island Locations

July 5, 2021, 12:41 PM HST
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KTA Super Stores file courtesy photo.

A staple of Big Island commerce is looking to hire dozens of employees across Hawai´i County.

KTA Super Stores, one of Hawai’i Island’s oldest locally owned and operated businesses, is currently growing its workforce. There are more than 60 positions (many with multiple openings) that need to be filled across all six of the Island’s locations.

“We are currently seeking teammates who want to work for a local company, support our local economy, and have a desire to meet and serve the local community and visitors to our Island,” said Wendy Volivar, KTA Super Stores Assistant Human Resources Manager.

KTA Super Stores is one of the only employers on Hawai‘i Island that employs workers starting at the age of 14 years old, making it a great entry level option. It also offers generous benefits for both full-time and part-time employees in both temporary and permanent positions.

“I love and appreciate KTA so much. They helped me a lot throughout my high school years, and I know that working here will help me throughout college,” said Talia Respicio, part-time courtesy clerk.

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As a business that works with local farmers, producers, and other local businesses, KTA provides jobs that can serve as an entry point into the food industry or long-term positions for those who enjoy the grocery environment. KTA employees have the opportunity to learn everything from proper food handling to time management while on the job.

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It’s a great place to start for those looking to do anything from culinary arts to restaurant management. Culinary-related positions at the stores include opportunities at the deli, meat counter, bakery, and in the produce department.

In addition to food services, KTA Super Stores is hiring for entry-level positions in customer service and operations including cashier, custodian, counter clerk, stock clerk, and courtesy clerk. Specialized positions include a part-time opening for a pharmacy technician. Positions include part-time and full-time opportunities, and KTA primarily promotes from within, creating a path to upper-level positions for those looking for a long-term career.

“I like working at KTA because they provide a great working environment that lets you build valuable skills and connections. Their flexible scheduling also makes it easy to work around my school schedule. Overall, KTA is a great company filled with great people,” said Dylan “Kekoa” Sofia-Lee, recent UH Hilo graduate who was promoted to full-time accounting clerk.

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Jobs at KTA Super Stores offer competitive compensation packages. All positions start above minimum wage and increase incrementally based on experience, availability, and the position. 

Benefits are available to employees working part-time (20 or more hours per week). Benefits include medical, dental, drug, and vision insurance; a 401(k); an Employee Assistance Program; and employee discounts in-store and through retail and service partners. Additionally, full-time employees are eligible for life insurance, paid vacation, and holiday and sick leave.

KTA also provides on-the-job training and opportunities for advancement. This training is available to part-time and full-time employees at all skill levels, from staff positions to management positions and from store positions to administrative positions. For those interested in a management position, a management training program is also available.  

“We know that job seekers who are returning to the workforce or are looking for their first job have a lot of options right now. We also know that jobs at KTA Super Stores provide great opportunities and excellent benefits for all of our team members. We are very excited to welcome new members not just to our business, but to our ‘ohana,” Volivar said.

Applying is easy. Interested applicants should visit KTA’s career page. There they can find available positions and apply directly through the ADP WorkforceNow platform. Applicants can create a profile or sign in through their social media accounts. If applying online is not an option, paper applications are available at the courtesy counter at each store.

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