ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-10-22— /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets begins recruitment of full-time positions today for its new Alexandria store in Fairfax County, set to open mid-year in 2015. Available full-time openings include everything from customer service and entry- level management to restaurant and culinary positions. The Alexandria store will employ approximately 550 people, 500 of whom will be hired locally. Of these, there are 200 full-time positions to be filled. Hiring for part-time positions will begin at a later date.
Full-time job applicants are invited to apply online at www.wegmans.com or call 1-877-WEGMANS (934-6267) for more information. Applications will not be not accepted at the store or construction site, nor will interviews be conducted there. Wegmans plans to begin scheduling interviews at their Kingstowne employment office later this fall.
“Alexandria is a foodie community and we’re eager to build our team with people who love food and have a passion for helping others,” said Mike Dempsey, Alexandria store manager and 20-year veteran with the company. “Wegmans is consistently ranked one of the country’s best places to work and we attribute that to meeting the needs of our employees by offering flexible scheduling, competitive pay and benefits, and a fun, friendly atmosphere.”
The Alexandria Wegmans, a 126,000 square-foot supermarket, will be part of Hilltop Village Center, a retail and office complex located at the intersection of Telegraph Road and Beulah Street. In addition to restaurant-quality prepared foods for which Wegmans is known, the Alexandria location will be the first in Virginia to feature The Pub by Wegmans, a full-service restaurant within the store.
Once the Alexandria store opens, Wegmans will have created over 3,650 jobs in Virginia since opening its Sterling location in 2004. That number will continue to increase in the coming years with at least three new stores slated to open: one in Charlottesville and two in the Greater Richmond area.
“We continue to expand in this region and promote from within, so there are tremendous opportunities to grow a career with us,” said Dempsey. “We provide the most in-depth product, customer service, and culinary training in the industry to ensure that our employees are well prepared to help our customers make great meals easy.”
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 85-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.
Contact Information: Jo Natale, Wegmans’ director of media relations, 585-429-3627