Why should you join the Harbor family?
Explore Harbor's culture, values, benefits, and current opportunities.
Our Values
Obsessed With Your Success
We’re Genuine
Being genuine is the foundation of integrity. Genuine people are real with themselves and others, they are trustworthy.
We’re Motivated
Attitude is a choice. Being motivated is a mindset. Possessing a strong desire of love and care will create a motivated attitude resulting in accomplishments throughout our lives. Finding success in what we do is fuel for staying motivated.
We’re Resourceful
Being resourceful means that you may not always have the answers, but you know where and how to find them. It's the ability to use every tool at your disposal to conquer that which seems insurmountable.
We’re Friendly
Being humble, warm and approachable in the dedication to the well being of others.
Our Culture
Our Culture
Creating a connected culture of Harbor team members

Harbor takes pride in helping our team members continually grow within their roles. We place an emphasis on building team culture and strengthening relationships.

Jasmine Harrison
Order Selector to Customer Service Representative to Jr. Replenishment Buyer
I started working at Harbor as an Order Selector and recently moved to the Junior Replenishment Buyer role. Be patient and know that all the hard work you are doing will be acknowledged. Staying positive and being a team player will get you far at Harbor!
Dylan Eng
Territory Sales Manager to Regional Sales Manager to General Sales Manager
I started on the dock, loading customer orders into box trucks on the night shift in 1995. I am fortunate and grateful to have found a home at Harbor. A company where character and diligence is rewarded. Stay the course, not only for Harbor but yourself.
In business since 1923 with strategic plans for the future
Tradition meets innovation
In business since 1923 with strategic plans for the future

Harbor has been in business since 1923, starting as a produce company and evolving over time to serve the convenience and restaurant industries. Though we’ve gone through significant change and growth, our core mission has always remained the same: bringing value to our customers and team members. With an emphasis on technological innovation, customer service and market expertise, our team members play a key part in preparing for the future.

Our History
Serving the West since 1923
1920s
West Coast Produce Co Inc. (Later to become Harbor Wholesale) is founded in 1923 by Carl V. Erickson in Aberdeen, WA.
1940s - 1960s
During this time, the second generation, Carl R. Erickson and Jim Erickson, and the third generation, Mike and Steve Erickson join the family business. Harbor purchases the Pacific Fruit Building and begins servicing the convenience store industry.
1980s - 1990s
In 1985, Harbor moves to Tumwater, WA and expands distribution to Western, WA and Northwestern, OR. The fourth generation, Justin and Scott Erickson join the family business.
Today
Harbor is headquartered in Lacey, WA and is the largest independent distributor in the Northwest. Harbor is now serving c-stores, neighborhood markets and QSR restaurants in Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Idaho and Alaska with a distribution center in Lacey, WA, Roseburg, OR and satellite locations in Pasco, WA and Everett, WA.
Current Openings
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Featured Position
AM Utility - Roseburg, OR

Step into entry level warehouse hustle and bustle at Harbor! We are hiring AM Utility to join our warehouse operations team! Learn to operate professional equipment and distribution procedures. A great start with full-time pay and benefit package!

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Step into entry level warehouse hustle and bustle at Harbor! We are hiring AM Utility to join our warehouse operations team! Learn to operate professional equipment and distribution procedures. A great start with full-time pay and benefit package!

Featured Position
PM Freezer Stocker - Lacey, WA

Tired of the heat? Our Freezer Stockers replenish and distribute inbound frozen products for Harbor’s broad range of distribution through the Pacific Northwest. Bring your reach truck experience and anchor a great team.

 

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Tired of the heat? Our Freezer Stockers replenish and distribute inbound frozen products for Harbor’s broad range of distribution through the Pacific Northwest. Bring your reach truck experience and anchor a great team.

 

Our dynamic business could be a part of your path forward
Committed to Professional Growth
Our dynamic business could be a part of your path forward

Harbor is obsessed with your success, committed, and passionate about being a part of your story and career achievements. Check out our Path Of Progress insights to learn more about our team member’s growth at Harbor.

Benefits
We help you plan and save for the future

All Full-Time Team Members will be eligible for Company sponsored insurance benefits the first of the month after 60 days employment.

- Harbor offers two medical plan options.

- Harbor offers two dental plan options.

- Our vision plan allows you to see any licensed provider.

- Our disability plans offer short-term disability and long-term disability.

- Our life insurance package offers basic and supplement options.

Harbor sponsors and promotes different events throughout the year such as wellness fairs, Million Mile Month, Ride Your Bike to Work Month, walking groups, sporting events and other activities that support Wellness for our Team Members.

All Team Members will be eligible for our 401k plan the first of the month after 90 days of employment. Harbor offers a very competitive 401k match with immediate vesting at 100%.

In addition to the 401k plan Harbor believes is setting all Team Members up for a success so part of the benefits package includes comprehensive wealth management planning. Your plan includes (at no cost) Retirement Planning, College Planning, Investment Review, Cash Flow Analysis (Budget Process), Estate Planning and other planning associated with wealth management.

Team Members are eligible for paid time off (PTO) at a healthy accrual that allows for Team Members to enjoy time away from work. This is a family business and Harbor values work life balance.

We have a warehouse full of food and as a Harbor Team Member you can expect to be a part of some awesome food events and parties, like our Cinco De-Mayo party, BBQs, Ice Cream Socials, Golf, Fall Harvest events, and much more. One thing you don’t want to miss is our annual year-end holiday gala and summer parties!

Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity & Inclusion
We believe in equal opportunity employment

We’re committed to the full utilization of all human resources and to a policy of equal employment opportunity. We empower all employees to discuss questions related to equal employment opportunity with their supervisors and HR.

Frequently asked questions

All applications are available online within the current openings link

Applications are reviewed in the order that they are received. There are multiple steps in the application review process and depending on the volume of applications it may take 1-2 weeks to get back to an applicant. Applicants will be selected for interviews based on their qualifications, skills, and experience which mostly closely reflects all the elements in the job description.

Upon being hired, Team Members are provided in-depth training in safe work practices, as well as in procedures and practices.

As we review your application, we may have questions for you. Please be alert for emails or phone calls from us about any further action that you may need to take. Typically, the process involves a first interview with our Recruiter, then the hiring manager. Depending on the role, additional interviews may take place.

Candidates chosen for “Contingent Job Offers” will be required to take a pre-employment drug test and submit information allowing Harbor Wholesale to process a criminal background investigation. Class A Driver Applicants and those applying for some warehouse positions will be required to successfully complete and pass a physical abilities test.

Harbor Wholesale Foods is committed to the full utilization of all human resources and to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The company will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally-recognized basis including, but not limited to, race, age, color, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, non-job-related disability, or veteran status. You may discuss questions related to equal employment opportunity with Human Resources.

How Can We Help?

Whether you want to talk more about Harbor’s solutions or simply get in touch, our team would love to hear from you.

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