BURLINGTON, MA, 2014-3-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets begins recruitment for full-time positions today for its latest Massachusetts location, Burlington, which is scheduled to open in fall 2014. The company’s third location in the state is part of a shopping and dining destination located on 3rd Avenue in Burlington.
Available full-time positions include everything from entry-level management positions to culinary professionals. The Burlington store will employ approximately 600 people, most of whom will be hired locally. Of these, at least 200 full-time positions will be filled. Part-time hiring will be announced in summer 2014.
Full-time applicants may apply online at www.wegmans.com/careers or call 1-877-WEGMANS (934-6267) for more information. Interviews are conducted by appointment only and applications are not available or accepted at the construction site. Wegmans will also host several open interview sessions; interested applicants can get more information by going to www.wegmans.com/careers.
“Although our Burlington store won’t open until fall, we need to start hiring early because our employees receive some of the most in-depth product, customer service and culinary training in the industry,” said Marybeth Stewart, Wegmans Human Resources Manager for New England. “We are excited to welcome new employees to the Wegmans family in Burlington and are proud to offer such perks as flexible scheduling, robust job training and competitive pay and benefits.”
Once the Burlington store opens, Wegmans will have created more than 1,600 jobs in Massachusetts, since opening its first Massachusetts location in Northborough in 2011. The Burlington Wegmans is a 135,000 square-foot supermarket that includes a Market Café with indoor and outdoor seating. Wegmans, known for its incredible customer service and restaurant-quality prepared foods, plans to open an additional Massachusetts location in Westwood next year, and anticipates opening more Massachusetts stores in the future.
“I speak from experience when I say that Wegmans is a great place to build a career, and because we are expanding and opening new stores, there are opportunities to advance,” said Burlington Store Manager Kevin Russell. “It was so exciting to help bring the first Wegmans to Massachusetts in Northborough, where I was store manager. I am now looking forward to helping grow the company’s presence in the state and provide customers in the Burlington area with a great Wegmans experience.”
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 83-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, founded in 1916, is recognized as an industry leader and innovator. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 17 consecutive years. In 2014, Wegmans ranked #12 on the list.
Jo Natale, Wegmans Director of Media Relations, 585-429-3627
Rachel Lapal, RF|Binder for Wegmans, 781-559-0435