Wegmans Food Markets to hire full-time employees for its Lancaster store opening in early fall 2018

Lancaster, PA, 2018-Feb-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets is looking for full-time employees at its Lancaster store, set to open in early fall 2018 at The Crossings at Conestoga Creek in Manheim Township, on the southwest corner of Harrisburg Pike and U.S. Route 30. The 120,000 sq. ft. store is currently under construction.

“Lancaster has long been one of our most requested areas for a store, and we’re eager to begin hiring and training here,” said Wegmans Lancaster Store Manager Jimmy Bellis, who will oversee the hiring process. Recently ranked #1 on the Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE list of Best Workplaces in Retail for the second year in a row, the family-owned company is lauded for flexible scheduling, competitive pay and benefits, and an employee-first culture.

Available full-time positions include everything from customer service and overnight stocking to entry-level management, restaurant, and culinary professionals like chefs and line cooks. Hiring for part-time employees will begin at a later date.

Wegmans Lancaster will employ approximately 475 people, including 175 full-time positions. Full-time applicants are invited to apply online at www.wegmans.com/careers or call 717-358-9494 for more information. Wegmans will begin scheduling interviews in March and new employees will start training soon after being hired. Applications are not accepted at the store or construction site, nor will interviews be conducted there.

“Whether you want to build a career or just have a solid, enjoyable job, this is a great place to work,” said Bellis. “Experience in the grocery business isn’t the most important thing. We’re looking for friendly, enthusiastic people who share our values and have a passion for food and for helping others. We’ll provide the training needed for success.”

Wegmans currently operates 17 stores in Pennsylvania.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 95-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.

Press Contact:
Valerie Fox
Media Relations Coordinator

Source: Wegmans Food Markets

CVS Health to hire 5,000 new apprentices by 2022

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — In an ongoing commitment to workforce development, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today (November 14, 2017) announced it has set a goal of hiring 5,000 new apprentices by 2022. The newly established goal, which coincides with the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Apprenticeship Week, reflects an expansion of the company’s Registered Apprenticeship program to seven additional states, including Arizona, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, bringing the total number of statewide apprenticeship programs supported by CVS Health to 18.

Registered Apprenticeships provide participants with structured training to maintain the high level of skills needed in complex fields such as pharmacy care and prescription benefit management, and equips participants with a nationally recognized credential that will help them advance in their careers.

“Apprenticeships help job creators fill open positions with skilled job seekers,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. “CVS Health’s goal to hire thousands more apprentices reflects the strength of the apprenticeship model. The Administration is pleased to see the creation of more opportunities for Americans to learn the skills they need to find family-sustaining jobs.”

CVS Health became the first employer to launch a U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship program for pharmacy technicians in 2005. Through 2017, the company has had more than 4,700 colleagues join its Registered Apprenticeship career tracks for retail pharmacy, prescription benefit management and retail store management.

CVS Health is among a growing number of U.S. companies investing in earn-and-learn apprenticeship programs, due in part to the nation’s skills gap. Today, there are more than 6 million vacant jobs that American workers are unable to fill the highest level on record, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS also reported in 2015 that the country is projected to produce one million fewer technical workers than is needed over the next decade.

“The widening skills gap in the U.S. is a significant business concern, and companies large and small are seeing this workplace strategy that combines on-the-job training with classroom instruction as a viable solution to build a pipeline of future skilled talent,” said Lisa Bisaccia, EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer for CVS Health.

As part of its apprenticeship strategy, CVS Health works with community organizations across the country to source a consistent pipeline of apprentices including federal, state and local government organizations, public workforce agencies, community colleges, community-based nonprofits and faith-based organizations to provide candidate referrals from untapped pools of talent.

“Meaningful work and a defined career track can provide a source of dignity, pride and identity, which participants are able to gain through our Registered Apprenticeship programs,” added Bisaccia.

The U.S. Department of Labor has designated November 13 – 19, 2017 as the third annual National Apprenticeship Week, a nationwide opportunity for companies, trade and industry groups, nonprofit organizations, unions, labor-management organizations, and educational institutions to highlight how apprenticeships prepare American workers for the jobs of today and the future.

About CVS Health

CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its 9,700 retail locations, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 90 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, the company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com/.

Media Contact:

Mary Gattuso


Kroger to hire 14,000 part-time and seasonal roles this holiday season

CINCINNATI, 2017-Nov-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced that it is hiring for an estimated 14,000 part-time and seasonal roles across its family of companies this holiday season. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply at jobs.kroger.com.

“We are delighted to welcome new associates to our team this holiday season,” said Lanell Ohlinger, vice president of talent development. “At Kroger, we have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of more than nine million customers who shop with us every day. If you love people and you love food, our stores are a wonderful place to help make customers’ lives and celebrations easier and a little bit brighter.”

Talent Development is a core driver of the company’s recently-announced Restock Kroger Plan. As part of Restock Kroger, the company plans to invest an incremental $500 million in human capital over the next three years. This will be in addition to Kroger’s continued efforts to rebalance pay and benefits while also focusing on certifications and performance incentives, career opportunities, and training.

“Now more than ever, Kroger is a great place to come for a job and stay for a great career,” Ms. Ohlinger added.

Kroger also remains committed to hiring veterans, military service members and their families. Kroger has hired more than 43,000 veterans since 2009 and more than 9,600 veterans in 2017.

At The Kroger Co., we are dedicated to our purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™. We are 450,000 associates who serve nearly nine million customers daily in 2,793 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Our Family of Companies operates an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized order online service – in addition to 2,258 pharmacies, 783 convenience stores, 307 fine jewelry stores, 222 retail health clinics, 1,472 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Our Company has been recognized as one of America’s most generous companies for our support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. As a leader in supplier diversity, we are a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.


(Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; northern Kentucky, southeastern Indiana)
Patty Leesemann

SOURCE: The Kroger Co.

CarMax to hire more than 2,000 positions companywide by the end of the year

CarMax to hire more than 2,000 positions companywide by the end of the year


One of FORTUNE Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® is Hiring for Long-Term Careers

RICHMOND, Va., 2017-Oct-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, announces plans to hire for more than 2,000 positions companywide by the end of the year. At a time when many retailers are hiring for seasonal positions, CarMax is hiring for long-term careers. For 13 years in a row, CarMax has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®.

CarMax currently employs more than 24,000 people nationwide and provides opportunities for associates to grow within the company by offering ongoing training and development opportunities that support personal and career goals.

“First and foremost, CarMax seeks to hire people with integrity who are passionate about customer service. Experience in the auto industry is not necessary to work at CarMax,” said Diane Cafritz, chief human resource officer and senior vice president at CarMax. “The company values personal growth and education which is why CarMaxprovides ongoing support and development opportunities for our associates.”

The majority of new and open positions are for sales consultants, technicians, detailers and inventory associates. CarMax stores are also hiring for positions within its business offices nationwide. Additionally, the company is hiring for several customer service positions at CarMax Auto Finance in Atlanta, Georgia and for digital and technology positions at the headquarters in Richmond, Virginia.

Why Work at CarMax?

  • CarMax is committed to hiring people with strong values of integrity, transparency and respect. We live these values every day and they drive how we treat our associates and our customers.
  • Associates are given opportunities to volunteer and give back to local communities through The CarMax Foundation’s Volunteerism and Matching Gifts programs.
  • CarMax offers unmatched training and support for associate career growth, as well as tuition reimbursement.
  • CarMax offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package, including discounts on car purchases and other services.
  • Stores are equipped with climate controlled, state-of-the-art service bays with quality equipment.
  • CarMax is recognized as one of FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For®, 15 Best Workplaces in Retail and 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, as well as one of TRAINING Magazine’s “Training Top 125” companies in America.

How Can Job Seekers Apply?

  • Applications are accepted online. Job seekers should apply at jobs.carmax.com.

About CarMax

CarMax is the nation’s largest retailer of used cars and operates more than 180 stores in 39 states nationwide. CarMax revolutionized the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity car buying experience customers want and deserve. For more than 20 years, CarMax has made car buying more ethical, fair and stress-free by offering a no-haggle, no-hassle experience and an incredible selection of vehicles. CarMax makes selling your car easy too, by offering no-obligation appraisals good for seven days. At CarMax, we’ll buy your car even if you don’t buy ours®. CarMax has more than 24,000 associates nationwide. During the 12 months ending February 28, 2017, the company retailed 671,294 used cars and sold 391,686 wholesale vehicles at its in-store auctions. For more information, access the CarMaxwebsite at www.carmax.com.


Lindsey Duke,
CarMax Public Relations

Source: CarMax, Inc.


Dollar General to hire 10,000 new employees to support planned store openings

Goodlettsville, Tennessee, 2016-Sep-18 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Within the next month, Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) intends to hire 10,000 new employees to support planned store openings and fill current vacancies.  To support that goal, approximately 600 localized hiring events will be held through September 24 where interested applicants may meet with local store operations and human resource managers. A comprehensive list of events is available at www.dollargeneral.com/grow.

“Dollar General remains focused on our strategy to invest in our employees as a competitive advantage,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “We look forward to providing new employees opportunities to gain new skills, develop their talents and grow their careers through our mission of Serving Others.“

Dollar General operates more than 13,000 retail locations and seeks to hire both full time and part time positions including store managers, assistant store managers, lead sales associates and store associates for permanent roles.  As all hiring functions are managed online, candidates looking to join Dollar General must apply for all new positions online at www.dollargeneral.com/careers.

“The company’s continued growth presents numerous opportunities for candidates looking to start or grow their career at one of America’s fastest-growing retailers,” said Bob Ravener, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief people officer. “Fueled by the company’s growth, Dollar General has created approximately 42,000 new jobs since 2008 so candidates should look to Dollar General as an employer of choice for numerous factors including our training and development opportunities and the ability to advance within the company. It really is an exciting time to be a Dollar General employee.”

Dollar General’s commitment to employee development through great onboarding and best-in-class training is instrumental to the company’s overall success. Recently, Training magazine recognized the company among its Training Top 125 for the fifth consecutive year.

For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please visit the Dollar General Newsroom or contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com.

About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 13,000 stores in 43 states as of August 13, 2016. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo. For more information on Dollar General, please visit www.dollargeneral.com.

For Media Inquiries:
Email: dgpr@dollargeneral.com
Call: 1-877-944-3477

Source: Dollar General

CarMax to hire more than 40 associates for its third store in the Bay Area scheduled to open in November 2016

RICHMOND, Virginia, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, is currently hiring more than 40 associates for the company’s third store in the Bay Area. The store, scheduled to open in November 2016, will be located at 2783 Corby Avenue and will stock more than 300 used vehicles of nearly every make and model.

The Santa Rosa launch continues CarMax’s expansion into the Bay Area and a third store, in Fremont, is also scheduled to open this November. CarMax opened its first store in the Bay Area in Pleasanton on May 18, 2016. With the opening of these three stores, CarMax is adding more than 200 jobs to the Bay Area this year.

With competitive pay and benefits; and a foundation built around integrity, trust and giving back; CarMax has been named one of FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® 12 consecutive years. Applications are now being accepted for the Santa Rosa and Fremont locations on the retailer’s website at http://jobs.carmax.com.

Who is CarMax Hiring?

  • CarMax is seeking applicants for full and part-time positions.
  • Available positions include sales, business office, and service operations positions including inventory, service advisors and technicians.
  • Technicians require previous automotive experience, however most positions do not.
  • Many CarMax associates have worked for other major retailers, such as Target, Lowe’s, Wal-Mart and Macy’s.

Why Work at CarMax?

  • CarMax is committed to hiring people with strong values of integrity, transparency and respect. We live these values every day and they drive how we treat our associates and our customers.
  • CarMax offers unmatched training and support for associate career growth.
  • CarMax offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package.
  • Stores are equipped with climate controlled, state-of-the-art service bays with quality equipment, and associates also receive discounts on car purchases and other services.
  • CarMax is recognized as one of FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® (12 consecutive years), 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity, and 20

How Can Job Seekers Apply?

About CarMax
CarMax is the nation’s largest retailer of used cars and operates more than 160 stores in 37 states nationwide. CarMax revolutionized the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity car buying experience customers want and deserve. For more than 20 years, CarMax has made car buying more ethical, fair and stress-free by offering a no-haggle, no-hassle experience and an incredible selection of vehicles. CarMax makes selling your car easy too, by offering no-obligation appraisals good for seven days. At CarMax, we’ll buy your car even if you don’t buy ours®. CarMax has more than 22,000 associates nationwide. During the 12 months ending February 29, 2016, the company retailed 619,936 used cars and sold 394,437 wholesale vehicles at its in-store auctions. For more information, access the CarMax website at www.carmax.com.

Media Contact:

Beth Singer
CarMax Public Relations
(804) 747-0422 ext. 3447

Source: CarMax, Inc.

John Lewis to hire over 3,500 temporary Partners ahead of the busiest shopping period of the year

London, 2016-Aug-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis is searching for over 3,500 temporary Partners (staff) to fill roles across the retail and distribution arms of its business, ahead of the busiest shopping period of the year.

The retailer is recruiting new Partners to assist customers in preparing for the festive season, with positions available across a number of departments including the John Lewis Christmas Shop, electrical and home technology, gift food and catering, as well as behind-the-scenes stock management roles.

In addition to branch roles, John Lewis also has vacancies available across its distribution and contact centres networks to support branches and johnlewis.com.

Charlotte Veillet, resourcing manager at John Lewis said: ‘Temporary Partners help to make Christmas at John Lewis! We’re looking for bright, happy and hardworking individuals to add the Christmas sparkle to our customers’ shopping experience. From expertly gift-wrapping the perfect present, to ensuring stock levels are as good as they can be or supporting our behind-the-scenes operations at one of our distribution or contact centres, we’re excited to welcome new team members to create an unbeatable Christmas shopping experience for our customers.’

The John Lewis recruitment team is committed to training all Christmas temporary staff to achieve the highest level of customer service, in order to ensure our customers receive excellent customer service with every shopping experience.

Dino Rocos, Operations Director at John Lewis, is an example of how far a temporary Christmas role can take you. Having joined the business in 1976 as a temporary Partner, Dino now sits on the business’s management board and heads up its entire logistics operation.

Dino Rocos, Operations Director said: ‘I certainly didn’t think when I joined John Lewis as a Christmas temp that I would still be here forty years later as a board director.  The business provided me with the support to help develop my skills and knowledge from the very beginning and it quickly became clear to me that I was developing a fascination for retail, so accepting an offer for a permanent job at the end of my contract was an easy decision.

‘As time progressed I began to understand more about the organisation and its focus on fairness – this was something that was very attractive to me, and something that I’ve carried forward into my leadership style in my current role as Operations Director. A temporary Christmas role was the ideal foot in the door for me and I’d urge anyone with an interest in retail to consider applying this year.’

Those interested in applying should visit www.jlpjobs.com, where batches of vacancies will be advertised between now and September.

Notes to editors

John Lewis – John Lewis operates 46 John Lewis shops across the UK (32 department stores, 12 John Lewis at home and shops at St Pancras International and Heathrow Terminal 2) as well as johnlewis.com. It is part of the John Lewis Partnership, the UK’s largest example of worker co-ownership and all 30,000 John Lewis staff are Partners in the business.

John Lewis stocks more than 350,000 separate lines in its department stores and johnlewis.com across fashion, home and technology, and was named  ‘Best In-Store Experience’, ‘Best Clothing Retailer,’ ‘Best Electricals Retailer,’ ‘Best Furniture Retailer,’ ‘Best Homewares Retailer’ and ‘Best Click & Collect Retailer’ in the 2016 Verdict Customer Satisfaction awards.

Johnlewis.com is consistently ranked one of the top online shopping destinations in the UK. John Lewis Insurance offers a range of comprehensive insurance products – home, car, wedding and event, travel and pet insurance and life cover – delivering the values of expertise, trust and customer service expected from the John Lewis brand.

You can follow John Lewis on the following social media channels:

General enquires
For further information please contact:

Emma Cole
Communications Officer, Corporate
Telephone: 0207 798 3829
Email: emma.cole@johnlewis.co.uk

Source: John Lewis