HANOVER, NJ, 2016-Jun-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets is now hiring and training for full-time positions at its Hanover Township store in Morris County, set to open in spring 2017. Available full-time openings range from customer service and entry-level management to culinary positions, such as line cooks. The new store will employ approximately 500 people, 450 of whom will be hired locally. Of these, there are 170 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 accepted at the store or construction site, nor will interviews be conducted there. The company plans to begin scheduling interviews at its Parsippany employment office later this month.
Tim Lockwood, a 27-year Wegmans veteran and manager of the Hanover store will oversee the hiring process. Lockwood shared his perspective on the qualities Wegmans looks for in new employees: “We want people with a passion for incredible service and great food. Skills and experience are taken into consideration, but more importantly, we hire people who are friendly, enthusiastic, and eager to learn. In-depth training begins quickly after a new employee joins our team.”
Hanover Wegmans, a 125,000 square-foot supermarket, is part of the Mack-Cali campus at the intersection of I-287 and NJ Route 10. The store will include The Burger Bar by Wegmans, a casual, family-friendly restaurant within the Market Café. The menu, developed by Wegmans chefs and made fresh to order, offers a mouth-watering lineup of burgers, salads, sandwiches, soups, sides, specialty milkshakes, and kids’ meals.
“Wegmans is a 100-year-old family-owned company with a reputation for putting employees first,” said Lockwood. “We offer flexible scheduling, competitive pay and benefits, and a fun place to work – all of which contribute to our #4 ranking on FORTUNE magazine’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.”
Wegmans currently operates seven stores in New Jersey. Once the Hanover store opens, Wegmans will have created more than 4,300 jobs in New Jersey since opening its Princeton location in 1999. That number will continue to increase with another new store slated to open in Montvale later in 2017.
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 89-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 19 consecutive years, ranking #4 in 2016.
Valerie Fox, Wegmans media relations coordinator, 585-720-5713