Were you in the retail or food services industries but COVID has cut or eliminated your hours?
Are you customer service oriented, a self-starter, and enjoy working as a team? Do you have a passion for serving your community and contributing to a healthy workplace?
BriarPatch is currently Hiring Both Full and Part Time positions in:
Deli, Customer Service, Meat & Seafood, and Wellness
Benefits include Employee Discount, Medical,
Dental, Vision, and 401-K for 30+ hours/week.
A cooperative is a business. Co-ops range in size from small store-fronts to Fortune 500 companies. In the US, cooperatives serve more than 120 million members, or 4 out of 10 Americans. Worldwide, 750,000 cooperatives serve 730 million members. In many ways, co-ops are like other forms of business—but in several important ways they’re unique and different.
- are owned and democratically controlled by their members, who use the co-op’s services or buy its goods, not by outside investors. Co-op owners elect a board of directors from within their membership.
- return surplus revenues (income over expenses and investment) to owners that are proportionate to owners’ use of the cooperative, not proportionate to owners’ dollar amount of investment or number of shares.
- are motivated by wanting to meet their owners’ needs for affordable and high quality goods or services—instead of being motivated by profit.
- exist solely to serve their owners. A cooperative pays taxes on income kept within the co-op for investment and reserves. Surplus revenues, with taxes deducted, are returned to individual owners.