DECA PARTNERSHIP

About Publix
Publix Super Markets, Inc. is the largest employee-owned company in the United States, and the largest non-government employer in the state of Florida. We employ more than 180,000 associates and operate more than 1,110 stores throughout the Southeastern United States.

Celebrating 10 Years
We are proud to note that in 2016, Publix will celebrate our tenth anniversary as a DECA National Advisory Board partner.

Commitment to DECA
Publix works with local chapters and regional DECA in all six states where we have operations (Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, and North Carolina). Over the years, we have provided more than 1,000 judges for local, regional, state, and international DECA competitive events. Since 2008, Publix has awarded $48,000 in scholarships to DECA students who are Publix associates.

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HOW DECA MEMBERS CAN ENGAGE

Publix DECA Scholarships
Publix offers five $1,000 college scholarships to current Publix associates who are active members of their high school DECA chapter. For information, click here.

Start Your Career
Interested in working for Publix? Learn about our application process here. If you have questions about the process or want more information, email one of our Retail Staffing Specialists.When applying for a job, be sure to indicate that you learned about Publix through DECA.

Here are some helpful hints when applying to Publix:

  • Under the “How Found” section of the application, indicate that you learned about working for Publix through DECA.
  • Include DECA activities under your work experience as well as any other extracurricular activities in which you are involved.
  • After completing your application, talk with the manager, let them know of your interest in working for Publix, of your involvement in DECA, and that you have submitted your application.

HOW PARTNER ASSOCIATES CAN ENGAGE WITH DECA

To request a speaker, or for other DECA-related needs, email the appropriate Retail Staffing Specialists.

Suggested topics include:

  • Interview skills
  • Application process
  • Workplace skills
  • Branding

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How Employees Can Engage with DECA

DECA has many opportunities for organizations and their employees to engage with DECA. From volunteering as a classroom speaker, mentor or judge, to representing your company by exhibiting to advertising in publications, there are countless opportunities to engage with DECA and its membership.

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