Wegmans Food Markets announced the grand opening dates for its two locations in Greater Richmond. These are the first stores to open during the company’s hundredth anniversary in 2016. Wegmans Midlothian, a 115,000 square-foot supermarket, will open at Stonehenge Village Shopping Center on Sunday, May 22. The company’s Short Pump store, a 120,000 square-foot supermarket, is set to open at West Broad Marketplace on Sunday, August 7.
Hiring and training are ongoing for both stores. They’re now accepting applications for a variety of part-time customer service and culinary positions across every department. Select full-time openings remain for chefs, line cooks, and restaurant service jobs. Applicants are encouraged to apply online at www.wegmans.com/careers, or call 1-877-WEGMANS (934-6267) for more information. Applications are not accepted at the stores or construction sites, nor are interviews conducted there.
“Now is the time to apply. Although our stores won’t open for several months, we bring new employees on board quickly in order to provide best-in-class training,” said Wegmans Human Resources Manager Heather Gole. “We’re known for putting employees first, offering competitive pay and benefits, and flexible scheduling. Many of our company leaders today cite Wegmans as their first job and went to college with tuition assistance from our employee scholarship program.”
The Wegmans Employee Scholarship Program is a point of pride for the family company. Since the program began in 1984, more than 32,000 employees have been awarded scholarships totaling $100 million.
Wegmans Midlothian and Wegmans Short Pump will each employ approximately 550 people, 500 of whom will be new to the company and hired locally. Both locations will also feature The Pub by Wegmans, a full-service family restaurant within the store, known for fresh, seasonal food and local craft beer.
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 2014 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient ® study.