Manhattan, February 13, 2023 – Hiring and training is now underway for more than 300 part-time positions at Wegmans Food Markets’ new Astor Place store in lower Manhattan. The 82,000 square-foot store is in the lower levels of 770 Broadway at the corner of Astor Place and Lafayette Street.
The Astor place team is currently accepting online applications for a variety of part-time openings across every department in the store, from culinary roles to customer service representatives, including overnight shifts for stocking and food production. Hiring for full-time jobs began last fall and is ongoing for select positions, including shift leaders, food service managers, and cooks. Hiring for cashiers will begin in July.
“At Wegmans we pride ourselves in offering flexible scheduling, including overnight shifts, that help our employees maintain a quality work/life balance,” said store manager Matt Dailor. “We offer a competitive benefits package, premium pay on Sundays and holidays, and tuition assistance through the company’s employee scholarship program.”
When Salvador Gomez was hired for a fulltime customer service position, he was excited to join a company where he would have the opportunity to grow. Little did he know that he would get his first promotion after just three months.
“I was shocked! I wasn’t expecting to be promoted so quickly, but that is why I wanted to work here,” said Salvador. “I researched the company and learned that there was a huge focus on growth and opportunity. I am thankful that leadership is so encouraging and supportive. They really do want to see you succeed.”
Salvador said that the flexible scheduling, supportive leadership team, and feeling valued as an individual, all play a role in way he loves coming to work every day.
For more information on available jobs, or to apply for a position, candidates can visit Manhattan Jobs – Wegmans.
The retail portion of the Wegmans Astor Place store is scheduled to open in the fall of 2023 and will include a variety of prepared and grab-and-go meal options. The Omakase Restaurant will be opening in the spring of 2024. The Astor Place location will be the second in New York City after the Brooklyn store opened in 2019. In total, the store will employ more than 550 people, most of whom will be new to the company and hired locally.
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a regional supermarket chain with 110 stores located along the east coast. 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 25 consecutive years, ranking #3 in 2022. The company also ranked #5 for corporate reputation among the 100 most visible companies, according to the 2022 Axios Harris Poll 100 Reputation Quotient® study.