NATICK, MA, 2017-Aug-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets today (August 16, 2017) announced the start of recruitment for full-time positions at its store in Natick Mall, which is scheduled to open in spring 2018. The Natick store will employ approximately 550 people, most of whom will be new to the company and hired locally. Of these, there are 225 full-time positions to be filled starting now.
“Jobs with Wegmans offer competitive pay and benefits packages, career growth and development, and flexible scheduling,” said Marybeth Stewart, Wegmans human resources manager for New England. “We’re hiring for full-time positions across the entire store, including entry-level management, customer service, and a strong focus on restaurant and culinary roles, such as line cooks and sous chefs.”
Job seekers are encouraged to apply online at www.wegmans.com/careers or call 508-960-0104 for more information. Interviews are conducted by appointment only and hiring for part-time jobs will begin at a later date.
The Natick Wegmans is an innovative concept for the 101-year-old company. The space, a former department store with direct access to the mall, will house the 134,000-sq. ft. supermarket on two floors, including more than 100 seats for in-store café dining. Another 12,500 sq. ft. on the second floor will feature two restaurant concepts. Wegmans is also seeking a complementary tenant for the 45,000-sq. ft. third floor of the building.
“Wegmans consistently earns its reputation as a great place to work, in part because of family ownership that fosters a caring atmosphere and an emphasis on work-life balance,” said Wegmans Natick Store Manager Rich Boscia. “We’re growing and hiring for year-round, full-time positions with great benefits during a difficult time for many other retailers. Join us: this is the perfect place to work if you’re passionate about food and want to share that passion with others.”
Wegmans entered New England with its Northborough location in 2011, growing its presence steadily ever since. Now operating four stores in the state, the company is also actively hiring and training new employees for a fifth location, opening in Medford on Sunday, Nov. 5.
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 93-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, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 20 consecutive years, ranking #2 in 2017.
Valerie FoxMedia Relations Coordinator
Source: Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.