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Tuesday Toast: Jose DeJesus

Amber Graefen


Nov 16th, 2017

It’s time for a Tuesday Toast!

Jose E. DeJesus: Store Director
Employed at Jewel-Osco for 32 years
Part-time Grocery clerk in 1985
Promoted to Full Time Grocery/Night Crew in 1987
Full Time Produce Department in 1990
Produce Manager in 1994
Promoted to Grocery Manager in 1996
Promoted to Assistant Store Director in 1998
Promoted to Store Director in 2004

Here at Jewel-Osco, we like to recognize our hardworking associates! Every month, we will have a Tuesday Toast, spotlighting one of these great employees!  We wanted to honor someone who is not only a hard working Jewel-Osco employee, but also has many many years with us! Jose has been with us since he was 16 years old, making him a 32 year employee!

This month, we are toasting Jose DeJesus, a Store Director at our LaGrange Park, IL store. Jose started with us in 1985 and has worked his way up the Jewel ladder. Jose started as a part-time Grocery clerk and after learning all the areas of Grocery, he switched over to Produce and became a manager in 1994.  Jose has worked in 19 different locations over his time here.

During his free time, he enjoys riding my Harley and spending time with his family. He married his high school sweetheart in ’87 and has raised 3 children, all who have worked at Jewel at some point.

Jose has been part of the Jewel-Osco mentoring program and works closely with community members  in LaGrange Park i.e. Police Dept., Fire Dept. and the Mayors Office.

He quotes “I would never ask anyone to do anything I wouldn’t do myself. I treat everyone with the utmost respect.” 

Check back every month to see who we’re toasting to! Cheers to Jose and his 32 years!

3 Responses to Tuesday Toast: Jose DeJesus

  1. james connelly 08/12/2017 at 11:22 pm

    great guy-the best store. thanks jose e.

    • Customer Support 09/12/2017 at 12:03 pm

      Hi James! Thank you for your kind words! We’ll be sure to share them with the store. Thanks! -Chris

  2. Patricia 14/12/2017 at 5:23 am

    All of your hard work is appreciated by a long time (since 1985) Jewel customer such as myself.

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