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Wegmans Supermarket Hiring 500 Employees, Opening Fall 2019

The new 74,000 square-foot Wegmans supermarket located at the Brooklyn Navy Yard is now hiring and training 500 employees (150 full-time), as the Rochester, NY-based company nears its first New York City opening that is scheduled for this fall.

Wegmans, which has 98 stores in six states, is consistently ranked as one of the best companies to work for by FORTUNE Magazine. The Wegmans scholarship program also helps employees attend college.

For those looking for employment, Wegmans released a press statement with directions on how to apply.

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.

A 2015 post in the Washington Post’s Wonkblog explains why Wegmans is “the best supermarket in the U.S.”

But Wegmans’ food isn’t merely fresh, it’s also cheap. An independent analysis of prices at grocery chains by Washington consumer group Checkbook found that Wegman’s prices were 13 percent lower than the average prices found at Giant and Safeway. Consider that Whole Foods, whose food quality has been compared to Wegmans, just announced it is working to open a new chain of cheaper stores, effectively conceding that its current, decidedly pricey model is ill-suited for the future.

Part of the reason Wegmans manages to maintain low prices is that its turnover is so efficient. Wegmans has historically been very good about managing food waste, which can be a sizable cost for other grocers, according to Flickinger.

 

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Wegmans Announces Hiring Sessions for Navy Yard Expansion

Wegmans rendering at the Brooklyn Navy Yard (via S9 Architecture)

Only a 20-minute bike ride away on the waterfront from Greenpoint, the Rochester, NY-based grocery store Wegmans is scheduled to open at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 2019, and is holding information sessions for potential employees starting this week.

The grocery store has locations throughout the Northeast U.S. and the Brooklyn Navy Yard marks Wegmans’ first expansion into NYC. Wegmans is held in high regard by upstate New Yorkers for its typically easy to navigate layout and stellar prepared foods. Not to mention, the store isn’t owned by Jeff Bezos.

Assemblyman Joe Lentol posted a reminder on the upcoming Wegmans information sessions where resume workshops will also help applicants who might need assistance.

The upcoming info sessions are scheduled Nov. 26 – Dec. 6:

Employment center building, 92 Flushing Ave.:

11/26, 11/28 and 11/30 at 11 a.m.

11/29 at 6:30 p.m.

12/1 and 12/2 at 2 p.m.

Ingersoll Community Center, 77 Myrtle Ave.

11/27 and 11/29 at 1 p.m.

12/1 at 11 a.m.

Madison Square Boy+ Girls Club, 240 Nassau St.

11/26 and 11/29 at 10 a.m.

11/28 at 7 p.m.

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Beat Battle, Bric Gala, Table of Contents and Sumo Stew — What’s Happening, Greenpoint (11/7-11/13)

WEDNESDAY 11/7

* URBAN-X Panel Discussion: Exploring The Future of Affordable Housing @ A/D/O  (29 Norman Ave.), 6:30pm, FREE, RSVP
* 94 Precinct Community Council Meeting @ St. John’s Lutheran Church (155 Milton St.), 7pm, FREE, More Info
♫ Afroperuano Group (Live Recording Video) Free Pisco Tasting @ Scholes St. Studio (375 Lorimer St.), 7pm, $20, Buy Tix
C Z A R I N A, Bunny X, Turbo Goth, Valentine @ The Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave.), 8pm, $10, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 11/8

♫ Goldie Awards 2nd Annual DJ & Beat Battle @ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St.), 6pm, $25, Buy Tix
♦ Art Opening: Brett Satterlund & Friends @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave.) 6pm, FREE, Photography Exhibit, More Info
^ An Evening with Michael Lally & Lonely Christopher @ Brooklyn’s House of Kava (238 Central Ave.), 7pm, FREE, an evening of poetry and chatting, more info
♫ BRIC After Dark: Gala After Party @ Brooklyn Navy Yard (63 Flushing Ave.), 9pm, $75+, Buy Tix  Continue reading

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It’s Veterans Day: BK Navy Yard Museum

Thank a Veteran today. Honor those who have served us and continue to do so.

A free and historical activity to do today in honor of Veteran’s day is to visit the Brooklyn Navy Yard Museum, which opens today. The 300-acre historical ship building yard has been closed to the public for 200 years. The new museum is housed in the renovated 1857 Marine Commandant’s Residence. The bike ride there along Kent Ave from Greenpoint is a quick and scenic.

“[The Brooklyn Navy Yard] produced the USS Missouri, famous for being the ship on which the Japanese surrendered in WW2. During the early 1940s, a total of 17 battleships were built, hundreds of carriers and war ships were retooled, and thousands of warships were repaired here.” – About Brooklyn

Check out a sneak peek of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Museum on Gothamist.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Museum
Building 92 Near Flushing Ave entrance
FREE
Hours: Wed-Fri noon-6pm

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