New York City's first Wegmans supermarket to fill 500 jobs

NAVY YARD, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Wegmans, the beloved supermarket chain with locations across the northeast, is opening its first location in New York City -- and hiring more than 500 employees.

The chain's new 74,000 square-foot location will open at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Flushing Avenue. Along with a supermarket, the new Brooklyn Wegmans will include 100 seats for the in-store market café and bar that serves food, wine, beer and spirits.

Wegmans said in a statement that it needs 500 new employees, including 150 full-time positions, and it intends to hire the majority of employees locally.

These positions include entry-level management, customer service, overnight grocery, and culinary roles like chefs and line cooks.

Rendering of the new Wegman's location in Brooklyn

Wegmans placed second in the "2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For," which is based on results of a survey of more than 310,000 employees

Full-time job applicants should visit or call 347-652-2424 for more information.

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