For those wanting to get a jump on job seekers for the new Apple Store in the Mall at University Town Center, apply now.
Apple has officially recognized its new store in Sarasota on its website, placing Sarasota on a list of job opportunities now available among other cities that are getting Apple stores.
Apple has also placed an ad on CareerBuilder.com hiring for all positions this past week.
The jobs up for grabs at Apple include:
-- Sales specialist
-- Expert (customer service and sales lead)
-- Business specialist (business customer service and sales lead)
-- Business manager (district sales)
-- Service specialist (retail customer service)
-- Creative (customer training and support)
-- Genius (retail technical support)
Applicants can either apply on CareerBuilder or on Apple's website. Apple's website doesn't have positions drilled down to Sarasota yet, so applicants should apply to the postings that say "various locations."
Benefits at Apple's retail locations include health coverage, 401(k), buy company stock and product discounts. For one take on what it's like to work at an Apple store, the New York Times wrote an extensive piece in 2012. That same year, Apple gave retail employees raises. One part-time employee didn't like the varied work schedule in another Times piece last month, but liked the health benefits. (As someone who has worked in retail, varied schedules are the way of life unless you've been with a company for a long time or are a manager.)
Apple is bringing a 7,000-square-foot store on the first level of the mall across from Saks Fifth Avenue. The store will open along with the rest of the 880,000-square-foot, two-level mall on Oct. 16 off the corner of Cattlemen Road and University Parkway.