Josh Early Candies is a close knit family business. Our longstanding commitment to quality candy and customer service is much a result of our superior workforce and friendly working environment. The work environment at Josh Early Candies promotes a friendly atmosphere while adhering to quality standards that have been upheld for generations. We offer many of the perks found in the corporate world while maintaining a family friendly rapport among all employees. Recognized as The Pennsylvania Small Employer of the Year, The Morning Call Top Workplace and Lehigh Valley’s “Best Chocolates” since 1998 our continued success is a result of a top notch work atmosphere based on teamwork, respect and an inclusive working environment.

We are currently hiring for the following positions. (Click each position for additional information and to apply.)

Enrobing Machine Operator

Position Summary:

This position is primarily responsible for working our enrobing line and leading supportive staff to prepare and coat all of our chocolates and confections. Primary duties include following a production list and coordinating the time and labor to manufacture all finished products. Additional responsibilities include melting and tempering chocolate, cutting caramels, rotating stock, manufacturing nonpareils and general maintenance. Previous experience in commercial cooking or food manufacturing is beneficial though not required. Applicant must have a proficiency in food handling and an acute attention to detail. Comprehensive on the job training will be provided.

Requirements:

  • Strong work ethic. Passionate about work/food with high quality standards
  • Ability to handle/move boxes up to 50 lbs.
  • Willingness to learn
  • A commitment to job tenure and stability.
  • Availability to work a full-time schedule with overtime hours and compensation around major holidays. Seasonal hours vary from 32-40 hrs/week during the summer to 50+ hrs./week prior to Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter.

Benefits:

  • Competitive wages
  • 401 K and Profit Sharing Plan
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Vacations
  • Paid Holidays
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Allentown Sales Clerk (9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for waiting on customers and packing and selling our chocolates. The current positions available are 9am - 5pm. Being a seasonal business, the work week varies throughout the year: April - October 2-3+ days/week and November - Easter 5-6 days/week, including occasional weekends. A passion to provide exceptional customer service and attention to detail are essential. On the job training will be provided.

Requirements:

  • Strong work ethic. Passionate about work/food with high quality standards
  • Ability to handle/move boxes up to 30 lbs.
  • Willingness to learn
  • A commitment to job tenure and stability.
  • Availability to work a full-time schedule with overtime hours and compensation around major holidays. Seasonal hours vary from 16-32 hrs/week during the summer to 50+ hrs./week prior to Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter.

Benefits:

  • Competitive wages
  • 401 K and Profit Sharing Plan
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Vacations
  • Paid Holidays
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Allentown Sales Clerk (5:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for waiting on customers and packing and selling our chocolates. The current positions available are 5pm - 9pm. Being a seasonal business, the work week varies throughout the year: April - October 2-3+ days/week and November - Easter 5-6 days/week, including occasional weekends. A passion to provide exceptional customer service and attention to detail are essential. On the job training will be provided.

Requirements:

  • Strong work ethic. Passionate about work/food with high quality standards
  • Ability to handle/move boxes up to 30 lbs.
  • Willingness to learn
  • A commitment to job tenure and stability.
  • Availability to work a full-time schedule with overtime hours and compensation around major holidays. Seasonal hours vary from 16-32 hrs/week during the summer to 50+ hrs./week prior to Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter.

Benefits:

  • Competitive wages
  • 401 K and Profit Sharing Plan
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Vacations
  • Paid Holidays
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Bethlehem Sales Clerk (9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for waiting on customers and packing and selling our chocolates. The current positions available are 9am - 5pm. Being a seasonal business, the work week varies throughout the year: April - October 2-3+ days/week and November - Easter 5-6 days/week, including occasional weekends. A passion to provide exceptional customer service and attention to detail are essential. On the job training will be provided.

Requirements:

  • Strong work ethic. Passionate about work/food with high quality standards
  • Ability to handle/move boxes up to 30 lbs.
  • Willingness to learn
  • A commitment to job tenure and stability.
  • Availability to work a full-time schedule with overtime hours and compensation around major holidays. Seasonal hours vary from 16-32 hrs/week during the summer to 50+ hrs./week prior to Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter.

Benefits:

  • Competitive wages
  • 401 K and Profit Sharing Plan
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Vacations
  • Paid Holidays
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Meet our family. We’ve got kids, parents, grown-ups. And we all pitch in.

Around here, making candy is a family affair. Whether you've been working at Josh Early for 49 years (current record) or it's your first day on the job, everyone is treated like family.  

Josh Early Candies - Allentown

4640 Tilghman Street
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104
Phone: 610-395-4321

Josh Early Candies - Bethlehem

3620 Nazareth Pike
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18020
Phone: 610-865-0580