PALM DESERT, Calif. (July 18, 2014) – The new Whole Foods Market Palm Desert doesn’t open its doors until Sept. 24, but it has already begun opening doors in the community by creating more than 150 jobs.

The store, located at 44-459 Town Center Way,is hiring for positions in the Customer Service, Produce, Meat, Seafood, Specialty, Grocery, Prepared Foods, Bakery, and Whole Body departments. Interested candidates can apply by July 25 to become a general team member at (Search for Palm Desert, CA).

“Our company-wide commitment to ‘local’ goes beyond supporting local producers and suppliers,” said Patrick Bradley, regional president for Whole Foods Market's Southern Pacific Region. “Each one of our stores is a unique reflection of the community, including the team members, who represent the heart and lifestyle of the neighborhood.”

The store will be Whole Foods Market’s first Riverside County location.

Whole Foods Market has been ranked on FORTUNE magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America since the list began in 1998. Included in team members' benefits are health insurance, paid time off and retirement savings.

Details on grand opening events and store features will be released as they become available. For regular updates, please visit the store’s Facebook page: