New Virginia Beach grocer looking for 185 full-time employees

Rendering of the Wegman's Food Market currently under construction near Town Center (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of Wegman's)
Rendering of the Wegmans Food Market currently under construction near Town Center (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of Wegmans)

VIRGINIA BEACH — With a planned opening in spring of 2019, Wegmans Food Markets is looking to fill hundreds of positions in its store here.

The store is currently under construction near the intersection of Independence and Virginia Beach boulevards at Town Center.

Wegmans was listed at No. 2 in Fortune’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, and is looking to hire 185 full-time positions now, with hiring for part-time positions to come later.

The store will eventually employ nearly 500 people.

“These jobs offer competitive pay with industry-leading benefits, flexible scheduling, and a friendly, positive workplace,” said store Manager Mike Coyle, who started his Wegmans career as a management trainee in the produce department 25 years ago. “New employees are brought on board quickly for in-depth training on the customer service skills and product knowledge that set our people apart.”

Wegmans Virginia Beach will be a 113,000-square-foot supermarket featuring The Burger Bar, which is a family-friendly, casual restaurant serving burgers, fresh salads, sandwiches, specialty beverages, soup, sides, and kids’ meals.

Wegmans stores are meant to look and feel like a European open-air market.

Mike Coyle, store manager, said they’re looking for good people who want to learn and grow with Wegmans (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of Wegmans)

Full-time job applicants are invited to apply online at Wegmans.com/careers, or call 757-271-0571 for more information. Applications are not accepted at the store construction site, nor will interviews be conducted there.

Wegmans is headquartered in Rochester, New York and has more than 48,000 employees chainwide. It was recently named America’s Favorite Supermarket in a consumer study by Market Force Information.

In addition to the Virginia Beach location the company is set to open stores in Raleigh, North Carolina and Brooklyn, New York in the coming year.

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