Wilmington, DE, August 16, 2022 – With 185 part-time positions left to fill, hiring and training for the new 84,000 square-foot Wegmans Food Market in Wilmington is swinging into high gear. The supermarket’s first location in the state of Delaware opens October 26 at 9 a.m. The new store is situated just outside the City of Wilmington at the intersection of Lancaster Pike and Barley Mill Road in New Castle County.
Part-time job openings span a variety of positions across the store, including roles in food service (dishwasher, pizza, cook), stocking (pricing, receiving, frozen, dairy), perishable departments (bakery, deli, cheese, produce, seafood, meat), and maintenance. Hiring for full-time jobs began this spring and is ongoing for select openings such as cooks, dishwashers, and customer service roles in sushi, pizza, deli, meat, and seafood.
Applicants are encouraged to apply online at jobs.wegmans.com/wilmington, or call 302-551-6101 for more information. Applications are not accepted at the store construction site, and interviews are conducted at an offsite employment office.
“The most important qualification is a willingness to learn and grow. Though the opening is still a few months away, new employees begin training soon after they’re hired so that when we open the doors, they’re knowledgeable about our offerings and ready to provide incredible customer service,” says Wilmington Store Manager Jared Fedor. “Wegmans has a long-standing reputation as an exceptional employer, with tremendous opportunity for career growth and development.”
The company’s Employee Scholarship Program is a case in point. Founded in 1984, the program has awarded over $130 million in college tuition assistance to more than 42,500 employees. Part-time employee scholarship recipients are eligible to receive up to $2,000 per year for four years (a maximum of $8,000), and full-time employees can receive up to $4,000 per year for four years (up to $16,000 total). No limit is placed on the number of scholarships awarded each year and no restrictions are made on a student’s area of study.
For 25 consecutive years, Wegmans has been named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE magazine, ranking #3 in 2022. Flexible scheduling, competitive pay and benefits, and a supportive work environment are among the reasons most often cited by employees when asked what drew them to Wegmans.
Wegmans Wilmington will employ approximately 450 people, most of whom will be new to the company and hired locally. The store will include a Market Café, a coffee shop, and The Burger Bar, a family-friendly, casual restaurant counter that serves delicious burgers, flavorful sandwiches, and fries.
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 108-store supermarket chain with 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 #1 on PEOPLE’s 2021 ‘Companies That Care’ list, and #5 for corporate reputation among the 100 most visible companies, according to the 2022 Axios Harris Poll 100 Reputation Quotient® study.