Wegmans announces opening dates for new stores in Richmond area
Wegmans Food Markets announced the grand opening dates Thursday for its two locations in greater Richmond. These are the first Wegmans to open in the region and the first during the company’s 100th anniversary in 2016.
Wegmans Midlothian, a 115,000-square-foot store, will open at Stonehenge Village Shopping Center on Sunday, May 22. The company’s Short Pump store, a 120,000-square-foot supermarket, is set to open at West Broad Marketplace on Sunday, Aug. 7.
Wegmans said hiring and training is ongoing for both stores. The company is now accepting applications for a variety of part-time customer service and culinary positions across every department. Full-time openings remain for chefs, line cooks, and restaurant service jobs.
Applicants can apply online at www.wegmans.com/careers, or call 1-877-WEGMANS (934-6267) for more information.
“Now is the time to apply. Although our stores won’t open for several months, we bring new employees on board quickly in order to provide best-in-class training,” Wegmans Human Resources Manager Heather Gole said in a statement. “We’re known for putting employees first, offering competitive pay and benefits, and flexible scheduling. Many of our company leaders today cite Wegmans as their first job and went to college with tuition assistance from our employee scholarship program.”
The Wegmans Employee Scholarship Program is a point of pride for the company. Since the program began in 1984, more than 32,000 employees have been awarded scholarships totaling $100 million.
Wegmans Midlothian and Wegmans Short Pump will each employ about 550 people, 500 of whom will be new to the company and hired locally. Both locations will also offer The Pub by Wegmans, a full-service family restaurant within the store, known for fresh, seasonal food and local craft beer.