From Wegmans Food Markets Inc.:
Bel Air, MD – Recruitment for full-time employees begins April 1 for the new Wegmans Food Market in Harford County, Maryland. The 130,000 square-foot supermarket will open on September 18 at Box Hill Square, south of Bel Air, near the intersection of I-95 and Rte 924. About 150 of the 600 positions available are full-time; 550 will be new hires. Hiring for part-time positions will begin in July.
Applicants must apply online at www.wegmans.com (click on ‘careers’). Applications will not be accepted at the store or by telephone.
“Full-time positions at Wegmans are about building careers,” says newly appointed store manager Al Jackson, a 22-year Wegmans’ veteran. “I started as an assistant deli and prepared foods manager in Buffalo, New York. Today I have the pleasure – and responsibility – of building a team for a great new location in Maryland.”
Full-time positions range from entry-level management, customer service and cashiers to a wide range of culinary positions. Wegmans will spend $1.6 million on training alone for the Bel Air store.
The market will offer more than 70,000 individual products, including an extensive prepared foods department, fresh seafood delivered daily, up to 700 fresh produce items, and 300 varieties of imported and domestic cheese.
“This business is fast-paced and people-oriented,” says Jackson. “Having grocery experience is not the determining factor in our hiring decisions. We look for people with a passion for service and who enjoy building sound relationships with customers and co-workers.”
A Buffalo native, Jackson joined the Wegmans team in Hunt Valley, Maryland, in 2006. “I wanted to be where the action is,” says Jackson. “We’re opening stores in this region at a measured, but consistent pace, and I wanted to be part of that effort. Working at Wegmans is an opportunity to challenge yourself, to find out if you’re good enough to grow with the company.”
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., is a 77-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The family-owned company, founded in 1916, is widely recognized as an industry innovator and excellent employer. For 14 consecutive years it has ranked high on FORTUNE magazine’s list of “The 100 Best Companies to Work For,” achieving #3 in 2011.When the Bel Air Wegmans opens, it will be the company’s fourth store in Maryland