UNIVERSITY PARK -- 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.
The jobs include:
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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 apply on either CareerBuilder -- search for "Apple in Sarasota, FL" -- or on Apple's website. The 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), opportunity to buy company stock and product discounts.
Apple is opening a 7,000-square-foot store on the first level of the mall across from Saks Fifth Avenue. It will open along with the rest of the 880,000-square-foot mall on Oct. 16 off the corner of Cattlemen Road and University Parkway.
For a complete list of jobs available at the Mall at UTC, visit the Herald's Up In Your Business blog at bradenton-herald-business.blogspot.com.
Charles Schelle, Herald business reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7095. Follow him on Twitter@ImYourChuck.