WESTWOOD, MA, 2015-2-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets today announced it will begin recruitment for full-time positions for its newest Massachusetts location on University Ave near I95 in Westwood, which is scheduled to open in fall 2015. The company’s fourth location in the state will employ approximately 550 people, most of whom will be hired locally. Of these, at least 190 full-time positions will be filled starting now, while part-time hiring will be announced in the summer. Available full-time positions include everything from entry-level management positions to culinary professionals.
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 find more information by going to www.wegmans.com/careers.
“We begin our recruitment process months in advance of the store opening, and we bring our new hires on board immediately, because we provide some of the most in-depth product, customer service and culinary education in the business,” said Marybeth Stewart, Wegmans Human Resources Manager for New England. “In addition to extensive training, we offer competitive pay and benefits, flexible scheduling, and opportunities to grow and advance.”
Once the Westwood store opens, Wegmans will have created more than 2,000 jobs in Massachusetts, since opening its first Massachusetts location in Northborough in 2011. Wegmans is known for its incredible customer service and restaurant-quality prepared foods. The Westwood Wegmans is a 122,000 square-foot supermarket that includes a Market Café with indoor and outdoor seating and a complete wine and beer shop. The company continues to look for additional sites in New England.
“We encourage interested applicants to contact us now, because we are ready to hire full-time employees immediately to prepare for the grand opening this fall,” said Westwood Store Manager Dave Orlovsky. “As someone who has been with Wegmans for 25 years, I can personally verify this is a great place to build a career, and I look forward to meeting the applicants who will potentially join the Wegmans Westwood family.”
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.
Jo Natale, Wegmans vice president of media relations, 585-429-3627
Sophie Hamersley, RF|Binder for Wegmans, 781-559-0442