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Wegmans to Open First Store in Brooklyn

POSTED January 24, 2019

BROOKLYN - Wegmans, the Rochester-based supermarket chain, is planning to open its first store in Brooklyn this fall.

Hiring and training are now underway for Wegmans Food Markets' highly-anticipated expansion into New York City at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Located on Flushing Avenue in the Admirals Row development, the new store is scheduled to open this fall. Wegmans plans to employ approximately 500 people at the Brooklyn store, including 150 full-time positions. The majority of employees will be hired locally.

Full-time job applicants are invited to apply online at jobs.wegmans.com, or call 347-652-2424 for more information. Interviews are conducted by appointment only and applications are not accepted at the store construction site. Available full-time positions include everything from entry-level management to customer service, overnight grocery, and culinary roles like chefs and line cooks. Select part-time positions for bakery and culinary roles are currently being filled as well. Hiring for all other part-time positions will begin at a later date.

"Here at Wegmans, you drive your own development and the opportunities are truly what you make of them," said Brooklyn Store Manager Kevin Cuff, who began working for Wegmans 21 years ago when he was 16 years old. "You are more than just a number. You are a family member who has a voice and an opportunity to do whatever it is you are passionate about."

Wegmans has been recognized as a top employer. In 2018, the family-owned company placed second on FORTUNE magazine's list of "The 100 Best Companies to Work For." The company has ranked highly on the list for 21 consecutive years. Employees cite an extensive array of benefits as the reason they chose Wegmans, including competitive pay and benefits packages, premium pay on Sundays and holidays, tuition assistance through the company's employee scholarship program, and flexible scheduling.

Wegmans Brooklyn is a 74,000 square-foot supermarket, including a second-floor mezzanine with nearly 100 seats for the in-store market café. The mezzanine space also has a bar, serving food, wine, beer, and spirits. Wegmans stores have a European open-air market look and feel, offering an abundance of choice, the best ingredients, thousands of organic options, restaurant-quality prepared food, and consistent low prices.

In business since 1916, Wegmans now operates 98 stores in six states and has more than 48,000 employees chainwide. The company is set to open three locations in 2019, all in brand new markets: in Virginia Beach, VA; Raleigh, NC; and Brooklyn, NY.

 

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