CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, 2016-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets is now hiring and training full-time employees for its new Charlottesville store, which is on track to open this fall. Available positions include everything from entry-level management to customer service, and culinary jobs such as line cooks and restaurant servers.
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 now at www.wegmans.com/careers, or call 1-877-WEGMANS (934-6267) for more information. Wegmans will begin scheduling interviews at its Charlottesville hiring office in March. Applications are not accepted at the store or construction site, nor will interviews be conducted there.
Chris DePumpo, a 23-year Wegmans veteran and manager of the Charlottesville store, will oversee the hiring process. “Our employees tell us they like working for Wegmans because of flexible scheduling, competitive pay and benefits, the friendly atmosphere, and the opportunity to work for a company with a reputation they’re proud of,” said DePumpo.
Wegmans is a 100-year-old family-owned company that is widely recognized as an exceptional employer. For 18 consecutive years it has ranked high on FORTUNE magazine’s list of “The 100 Best Companies to Work For,” placing seventh in 2015.
“We’re known for providing an exceptional shopping experience because we’re committed to hiring enthusiastic people who are passionate about food and serving others,” said DePumpo. “Experience in the grocery business isn’t the most important thing. Soon after being hired, new employees receive top-notch training to learn the skills, service, and product knowledge needed for success.”
Wegmans Charlottesville is part of Fifth Street Station, a retail development at the intersection of Interstate 64 and Fifth Street. The 120,000 square-foot supermarket will include The Pub by Wegmans, a full-service family restaurant within the store, known for fresh, seasonal food and craft beer. The exterior of the building is currently under construction.
Wegmans operates seven stores in Virginia. The company is also planning to open new stores in Midlothian and Short Pump, Va. and Owings Mills, Md. in 2016.
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 88-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 18 consecutive years, ranking #7 in 2015. The company also ranked #1 for Corporate Reputation, among the 100 ‘most-visible companies’ nationwide in the 2015 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient ® study.
Valerie Fox, Wegmans media relations coordinator, 585-720-5713