Wegmans Announces Opening Date for Brooklyn Store

Hiring and Training are Now Underway for 350 Part-Time Positions

BROOKLYN, NY, May 01, 2019 -

Wegmans Food Markets is now hiring and training for 350 part-time positions at its first New York City location, which is scheduled to open Sunday, October 27 at 7 a.m. The 74,000 square-foot store is located on Flushing Avenue in the Admirals Row development of Brooklyn.

“The Brooklyn community has been eagerly awaiting the opening date for this store,” said Vice President and District Manager Todd Ferrera. “October 27 is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to celebrate with everyone.”

Part-time openings are available throughout the store, including positions in restaurant foods, sushi, pizza, bakery, produce, deli, cheese, day and overnight grocery.

Full-Time Openings Remain

Recruitment for 150 full-time employees began in January and is ongoing. In total, the store will employ 500 people, the vast majority hired locally. Open positions include: prep cook, line cook, lead cook, and full-time customer service positions throughout the store.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online at jobs.wegmans.com, or call 347-652-2424 for more information. Interviews are conducted by appointment only and applications are neither available nor accepted at the construction site.  

“Although the opening is still several months away, new employees begin in-depth training soon after they’re hired so that they’re knowledgeable and fully prepared to deliver incredible customer service,” said Store Manager Kevin Cuff, a 21-year employee of the family company who began his career as a part-time parking lot attendant. “Wegmans has a long-standing reputation as an exceptional employer, with tremendous opportunity for career growth and development.”

Employment at Wegmans offers competitive pay and benefits, flexible scheduling, an employee scholarship program, and a workplace known for a caring, family atmosphere. For 22 consecutive years, Wegmans has ranked high on FORTUNE magazine’s list of “The 100 Best Companies to Work For,” placing third in 2019.

Wegmans Brooklyn will feature more than 60,000 individual products, including an extensive restaurant-quality prepared foods department, more than 4,000 organic products, fresh seafood delivered whole and cut to order daily, hundreds of produce items and 300 varieties of imported and domestic cheese. The store will also include a second-floor mezzanine with a bar, serving food and wine, beer, and spirits.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 99-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family 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 22 consecutive years, ranking #3 in 2019. The company was also ranked #1 for corporate reputation among the 100 most visible companies, according to the 2019 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient® study.

Press Contact:
Valerie Fox
Media Relations Coordinator
585-720-5713
valerie.fox@wegmans.com
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