Grocer, food service distributor hiring in Butler County

Jungle Jim’s International Market is looking to hire 190 employees between its Fairfield and Eastgate locations to handle an increase in business, both in retail and in private parties.

Up for grabs are 34 full-time and 61 part-time positions at each location. Available positions include everything from cake decorators, stockers, and warehouse managers to deli and grocery clerks. The company is also looking for those who love cheese, pets, cigars and candy.

“We’re looking for individuals with an interest in anything and everything food and who want to learn from some of the most knowledgeable and creative experts in the industry,” said Kathy Dick, manager of Jungle Jim’s Fairfield. “They must be reliable and highly motivated.”

The business plans to hold a hiring event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Oscar Event Center, 5440 Dixie Hwy. in Fairfield and the Glass Room at the grocer’s Eastgate location, 4450 Eastgate S. Drive.

The Oscar Event Center is looking for servers ($10 to $13 per hour), prep cooks ($10 to $13 per hour), dish washers ($9 an hour) and set-up crew ($10 to $13 an hour). Chefs are paid commensurate with experience.

Eastgate positions include seafood, meat cutters, produce, grocery manager, cigar shop manager, loss prevention and natural foods (experience preferred for all aforementioned positions), plus international specialty, customer service/cashiers, baggers, head cashiers and deli and cheese.

Jungle Jim’s offers benefits like 401K, store discount card, health and life insurance, vision and dental plans, paid vacation and an opportunity for advancement, Dick said.

The grocery store, which got its start in 1974 as a roadside produce stand on Ohio 4, now employs 750 people between its two locations. Those who cannot make the hiring events next month may apply online at or stop by customer service at either store to pick up an application.

Monroe-based food service distributor hiring

Also hiring in Butler County is Monroe-based Presto Foods, a family-owned food service distributor that specializes in Italian and pizza food products, is looking to hire eight full-time employees as it expands its operations.

“We sell and deliver a wide variety of products and equipment,” said Roxanne DiCristoforo, vice president of human resources and compliance. Those include cheeses, meats, produce, pizza crust, oil and sauces, as wells as refrigerators, ovens and mixers.

The company, which employees more than 120 people, has been around for nearly 50 years and has spent the last 11 years at its facility at 201 Lawton Ave. in Monroe.

Available positions include day and night warehouse and clean-up positions, non-CDL delivery, and CDL delivery.

“We are looking for individuals that are hard working, team oriented, have consistent and timely attendance, career and goal oriented, customer service friendly, performance driven,” DiCristoforo said.

For more information or to apply, visit or call 513-360-8843.

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