Last November, it was announced that Starbucks was coming to Cobourg. They will occupy a store (officially a “coffeehouse”) on the Mall property with a frontage on Elgin (County Road 2). Included is a drive thru plus an indoor space. Construction was delayed a bit by the pandemic and they did not make any public statements on the matter so there was speculation that maybe they changed their mind. But no, they are now hiring. There are two positions advertised on Workopolis – see the links below. The jobs are entry levels but hourly pay is a little above minimum wage and unusually, there are fairly generous benefits (see below) plus perks like training to learn all about coffee and a “pound of coffee or box of tea or Kcups each week”.
Full-time and Part time available
From $14.50 per hour (Tim’s in Cobourg is offering $14.25 per hour)
Part-time hours: 16-40 per week
No previous experience required – training provided
Full-time and Part-time available
From $17.70 per hour
Part-time hours: 24-40 per week
Customer service experience in a retail or restaurant environment required.
See links below for more details and to apply
Benefits for all positions
- Company events
- Dental care
- Disability insurance
- Discounted or free food
- Employee assistance program
- Employee stock purchase plan
- Extended health care
- Flexible schedule
- Life insurance
- On-site parking
- Paid time off
- Profit sharing
- RRSP match
- Stock options
- Store discount
- Tuition reimbursement
- Vision care
There are many minimum wage jobs that do not include benefits as good as these.
The postings were made 19 July with no expiry date. There has not been any announcement when the Store will open but it would have to be soon.
According to Mall management, the other tenants of the new “pad” adjacent to Starbucks are:
- Juice and Smoothie Bar
- Firehouse Subs
- Easy Financial
- Vacant store
Although these are listed on the Mall Management site plan (see link below), we won’t be 100% sure until they actually open. They still list Giant Tiger as “coming soon”!