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Jobs bonanza comes to Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – According to Georgia Quick Start, approximately 175 new jobs are coming to the Muscogee County area, as MDV Nash Finch opens a distribution facility in Columbus.

On June 29, company representatives will sign an agreement with Georgia Quick Start and Columbus Technical College to provide customized training for the new employees.

The signing ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. June 29, at the MDV Nash Finch facility, 6175 Technology Parkway, Midland, Ga.

The distribution center will be operated by MDV, which is headquartered in Norfolk, VA. The company is recognized as a premier food distributor dedicated solely to serving military commissaries and exchanges in the United States and abroad.

MDV is a division of Nash Finch Company, the second-largest publicly traded wholesale food distributor in the United States. Based in Minneapolis, the company distributes food products and provides support services to a variety of retail formats including conventional supermarkets, military commissaries, multicultural stores and extreme value stores.

 A gourmet grocer is also bringing jobs to the Columbus area. Fresh Market will open shop in north Columbus late summer and it wants to fill at least 100 positions.

The company will hold an open house:

Wednesday, June 30, 2010
8:00am – 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Doubletree Hotel Columbus
5351 Sidney Simons Blvd.
Columbus, GA 31904

Prior to the Open House, all attendees are required to apply online at:

Fresh Markets wants to fill the following positions:

Assistant Deli Manager
Assistant Front End Manager
Assistant Produce Manager
Candy/Coffee Specialist
Grocery Specialist
Meat Cutter

For more information on applying check out:

Thursday, NCR announced it will create 90 new jobs -- that's in additional to 800 jobs initially created when it moved to Columbus last year.

City officials say they are excited about putting residents back to work.

Recently, the company started producing new products and it has added a new customer help desk – both of which will be located in Corporate Ridge Business Park.

While this is good news, we are told the company has already begun filling some of the positions.

More than 30 of the 90 jobs are still available. NCR will be manufacturing a new ATM machine and Blockbuster Express kiosks.

For information on applying check out:

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