Wegmans Coming to Richmond With Hundreds of New Jobs
- Aug 13, 2015
By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor
Next spring, Wegmans Food Markets will open its first store in the Richmond market. And if this isn’t enough good news for you, you may want to know that the store will bring along about 550 new jobs.
The new Wegmans will be located in Midlothian and will be part of the Stonehenge Village shopping center on the Midlothian Turnpike, just east of Farnham Drive. The upcoming 115,000-square-foot supermarket will also feature The Pub by Wegmans restaurant and bar.
Available positions at the new store include everything from entry-level management to customer service, culinary, and restaurant service. Wegmans said that 500 of the 550 employees will be locals and that 200 positions will be full-time. The supermarket chain plans to begin scheduling interviews at its Midlothian employment office in September. Full-time job applicants can apply online.
“We’re a family-owned company with job opportunities that offer flexible scheduling, competitive pay and benefits, and a friendly workplace,” Jerry Shelly, manager of the Wegmans Midlothian store, said in a statement. “Soon after being hired, new employees are welcomed into our Wegmans family and they begin training to learn the skills, service, and product knowledge our company is known for.”
Wegmans currently operates seven stores in Virginia and plans to open four new ones next year. The stores will be located in Midlothian, Short Pump, and Charlottesville Va., and Owings Mills, Md. The first two are expected to bring more than 1,000 new jobs to Greater Richmond.