MIDLOTHIAN, VA, 2015-8-12— /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets is now hiring and training full-time employees for its first store in the Richmond market, opening spring 2016 in Midlothian. Available positions include everything from entry-level management to customer service, culinary, and restaurant service.
The 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 or by smart phone at www.wegmans.com, or call 1-877-WEGMANS (934-6267) for more information. Applications are not accepted at the store or construction site, nor will interviews be conducted there. Wegmans plans to begin scheduling interviews in September at its Midlothian employment office.
“We’re a family-owned company with job opportunities that offer flexible scheduling, competitive pay and benefits, and a friendly workplace,” said Jerry Shelly, Wegmans Midlothian store manager and 26-year veteran with the company. “Soon after being hired, new employees are welcomed into our Wegmans family and they begin training to learn the skills, service, and product knowledge our company is known for.”
Wegmans Midlothian is part of the Stonehenge Village shopping center on the Midlothian Turnpike, just east of Farnham Drive. The 115,000 square-foot supermarket will feature The Pub by Wegmans, a popular full-service family restaurant and bar located within the store.
“We promote from within and we’re looking for good people who are ready to learn and grow a career with us. I’m proud to begin building the team that will bring incredible customer service to the Richmond area and Wegmans is eager to make a difference in this community,” said Shelly.
Wegmans currently operates seven stores in Virginia. The company is set to open four new stores in 2016, located in Midlothian, Short Pump, and Charlottesville Va., and Owings Mills, Md. The stores in Midlothian and Short Pump combined will create more than 1,000 new jobs in Greater Richmond.
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 86-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 18 consecutive years, ranking #7 in 2015. The company also ranked #1 for Corporate Reputation, among the 100 ‘most-visible companies’ nationwide in the 2014 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient ® study.
Contact Information: Valerie Fox, Wegmans media relations coordinator, 585-720-5713