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Seward Co-op has been providing its customers with the highest quality food and services for more than 40 years. As we've grown, so has our staff. The co-op is committed to hiring a diverse staff that represents the communities we serve. We create living-wage jobs with great benefits, and we invest in the training and growth of our employees. Learn about the benefits of working at Seward Co-op and apply today.


Union Wage

Most of our employees are represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 663 and are compensated based on their contract. Those employees who are not part of the bargaining unit are compensated using the City of Minneapolis living wage model.

Insurance Benefits

Full-time employees are eligible for affordable health and dental insurance, as well as employer-paid long-term disability and life insurance. Full- and part-time employees can choose flexible spending account, vision, short-term disability, accident and supplemental life policies.

Staff Discount

Employees receive a 15% discount on food, a 25% discount on wellness products, and at the Seward Co-op Creamery Cafe. These discounts extend to your live-in partner and dependents, as well.

Paid Time Off

Paid Time Off (PTO) is accrued based on hours worked for part and full time employees. Starting employees earn three weeks of PTO a year.

Ownership / Gain Sharing

After 1,000 hours of employment, employees earn co-op ownership and are enrolled in employee gain sharing. Gain sharing allows you to share in the co-op’s profits.

Retirement Plan

Employees are eligible to contribute to a 401K retirement plan after accruing 1,000 hours.


All co-op employees receive training in natural foods, customer service and cooperatives. Ongoing opportunities include professional seminars and conferences, leadership training, and classes on cooperative financials and food systems.

Community Service Hours

Employees earn paid community service hours that may be used for volunteer work at eligible nonprofits.

How To Apply?

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