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Publix to create 700 new jobs with corporate office expansion

Publix alongside Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that it would be expanding its headquarters in Lakeland, Fla., to add an additional 700 jobs by the end of 2027.

“I’m proud to join Publix today to celebrate 700 new jobs in Lakeland. This announcement is great news for Florida families and exemplifies the incredible economic turnaround we’ve had in our state,” Governor Scott said. “Since December 2010, hard-working Florida businesses, like Publix, have created more than 1.6 million jobs and our unemployment rate is the lowest since April 2007. Publix is one of Florida’s greatest success stories, and we’re proud of their growth.”

Since beginning construction on the corporate office in 2001, the retailer has entered an additional three states, doubled its annual sales, opened more than 500 new locations and added about 7,000 associates, the company said.

“Publix’s growth is made possible by the hard work of our associates and the loyalty of our customers,” Publix CEO and president Todd Jones, said. “These additional jobs will help us support our store associates as they continue to provide the premier service our customers expect. We are proud of the role we continue to play in the great state of Florida.”

The project was made possible through partnerships with Enterprise Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the Florida Department of Transportation, Career Source Florida, the City of Lakeland, Polk County, the Lakeland Economic Development Council and the Central Florida Development Council.

“Publix consistently enhances the culture of Lakeland and has done so for 88 years,” Lakeland Mayor Bill Mutz said. “Its pursuit of excellence in corporate leadership and stellar retail customer service raises the shopping experience for the rest of us. The City of Lakeland wishes Publix great success in this newest chapter of its growth!”
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