Alexandria, VA, March 2, 2022 – Wegmans Food Markets today announced it will celebrate the grand opening of its Carlyle-Alexandria store at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11. Wegmans Carlyle-Alexandria is an 81,300 square-foot supermarket located at 150 Stovall St. in Carlyle Crossings off Eisenhower Ave, just outside of Old Town Alexandria.
“Hiring and training are well underway, and we’re looking for more enthusiastic candidates to round out our team before opening day,” said Store Manager Mike Anthony. “We’re thrilled to begin the countdown to May 11 when we can welcome the Alexandria community through our doors.”
The new store will employ 450 people in full- and part-time jobs. Recruitment began in September and is ongoing for remaining part-time positions and select full-time positions. Available jobs span departments throughout the store, including sushi, pizza, prepared foods, deli and charcuterie, cheese, seafood, grocery stockers, and cashiers. Job seekers may apply online at jobs.wegmans.com/Carlyle-alexandria or call (571) 473-5090 for more information.
Well-known for its incredible customer service, Wegmans is also widely recognized as an exceptional employer. For 24 consecutive years it has ranked high on FORTUNE magazine’s list of “The 100 Best Companies to Work For,” placing fourth in 2021. Wegmans offers an array of benefits to both full and part-time employees. In addition to flexible scheduling, competitive pay and benefits, Wegmans employees enjoy ample opportunities for career development and growth, as well as tuition assistance through the company’s employee scholarship program.
Alexis Walters has grown her career from part-time cashier to full-time employee advocate during her 10 years with Wegmans. Walters was working full-time with a local school district when she applied for a job at the Frederick, Maryland store.
“Wegmans was supposed to be a temporary summer job for me while I was determining my career path,” said Walters. “Once I started to work for the company, I saw an opportunity to have a career with Wegmans and I choose that path.”
Walters accepted a full-time position at the Frederick store and served as a team leader before relocating to Virginia in 2014. She participated in Wegmans Human Resources Management Trainee program and upon completion, worked as an employee advocate at several stores in the Virginia division. In 2021, Walters joined the Carlyle team to assist with opening the new store. She currently oversees staffing and training needs to prepare employees for opening day.
“Once the store is open, my focus will continue to be our people and making sure they have the resources they need to be successful in their roles,” said Walters. “I appreciate Wegmans’ focus on the overall well-being and success of its employees. It’s gratifying to be a part of that network of support.”
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 106-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, Massachusetts, and North Carolina. 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 24 consecutive years, ranking #4 in 2021. The company also ranked #1 on PEOPLE’s 2021 ‘Companies That Care’ list.