Wegmans Food Markets is now hiring and training more than 300 part-time employees for its first location in northern New Jersey. The long-awaited 113,000 square-foot supermarket, plus 15,000 square feet that will be leased to a third-party owner for a wine, beer, and spirits shop, will open in Hanover’s Mack-Cali campus at the intersection of I-287 and NJ Route 10 this summer.
Job openings span a variety of part-time customer service and culinary positions across every department. Hiring for full-time jobs began in 2016 and select full-time openings remain. Applicants are encouraged to apply online at www.wegmans.com/careers, or call 973-490-2500 for more information. Applications are not accepted at the store or construction site. Interviews are conducted at a temporary employment office in Parsippany.
“New employees start work soon after they’re hired because we begin training long before the store opens,” said Wegmans Store Manager and 27-year employee Tim Lockwood. “Wegmans is widely known for being a great place to work, offering competitive pay and benefits, and flexible scheduling. Many of our leaders started with the company part time as a first job and went on to attend college with tuition assistance from our employee scholarship program.”
The Wegmans Employee Scholarship Program is a unique point of pride for the family-owned company. Since the program began in 1984, more than 33,000 employees have been awarded scholarships totaling $105 million.
Wegmans Hanover will employ approximately 500 people, 425 of whom will be new to the company and hired locally. The store will feature The Burger Bar, a family-friendly, casual restaurant counter that serves delicious burgers, fresh salads, flavorful sandwiches, specialty milkshakes, soups, and sides.
Wegmans operates seven stores in New Jersey. When the new store opens in Hanover, the company will have created more than 4,800 jobs in the state since opening its Princeton location in 1999. That number will continue to increase with another new store slated to open in Montvale this fall.