Publix Super Markets Inc. has announced it will hire 700 new employees by 2027 to fill a 190,000-square foot addition to its Lakeland headquarters.
Publix president and CEO Todd Jones said the current headquarters was built for 1,200 employees when it opened in the early 2000s. It now has 1,400 people. “To say we’re busting at the seams would be an understatement,” Jones told the Lakeland Ledger. Since the current headquarter opened, Publix has expanded its supermarket chain into two additional states – Tennessee and Virginia – and has added more than 500 stores and about 70,000 workers.