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Job Title: Deli Clerk

Job Summary: The Deli Clerk is responsible for providing excellent customer service, preparing and serving deli items, maintaining a clean and organized work area, and ensuring that all food safety guidelines are followed.


  • Prepare and serve deli items such as sandwiches, salads, and soups
  • Assist customers with their orders and provide excellent customer service
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area, including cleaning equipment and utensils
  • Follow all food safety guidelines and ensure that all food is stored and prepared properly
  • Stock and rotate deli items to ensure freshness
  • Operate cash register and handle cash and credit card transactions
  • Assist with inventory management and ordering supplies as needed


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Prior experience in a deli or food service environment preferred
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow food safety guidelines
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Flexibility to work weekends and holidays as needed

Physical Demands: The Deli Clerk must be able to stand for extended periods of time and lift up to 50 pounds. They must also be able to bend, stoop, and reach overhead.

Work Environment: The Deli Clerk will work in a fast-paced environment that may be noisy and hot. They will be exposed to sharp knives and other kitchen equipment, as well as cleaning chemicals.

Salary: The salary for this position will vary depending on experience and location.

Benefits: Benefits may include health insurance, paid time off, and employee discounts.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Deli Clerk

What is the best way to find and hire a Deli Clerk near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Deli Clerk applicants. Employers posting their Deli Clerk job on Indeed get about 12 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Deli Clerk applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Deli Clerk are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 10 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 3 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Deli Clerk positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Deli Clerk role?
SMS has 91% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Deli Clerk job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Deli Clerks are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 100% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Deli Clerk applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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