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Wegmans Chapel Hill opening date announced with hiring event on Jan. 14

Posted January 13, 2021 7:40 a.m. EST
Updated January 13, 2021 2:56 p.m. EST

Wegmans in West Cary, NC (photo credit Faye Prosser)

The new Wegmans supermarket in Chapel Hill is opening on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

The 99,000 sq. ft. store will open at 9 a.m. and is located at 1810 Fordham Road, Chapel Hill, NC.

On January 14, they are hosting a hiring event for the Chapel Hill store with approx. 120 part-time jobs available including cashier, stocking, culinary and fresh-food positions. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, you'll need to apply online at jobs.wegmans.com prior to attending the event.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, you likely won't see any big Grand Opening events on Feb. 24. When the West Cary Wegmans opened in July 2020, the store set up a designated line-up area outside for customers in order to keep the capacity in the store at or under 50%, which was approx. 1,000 people including employees.

Wake Forest Hiring

Wegmans is starting the part-time hiring for its next store in Wake Forest, which should be opening in May, 2021.

According to the company statement, "There are nearly 275 part-time openings available throughout the store, including positions in restaurant foods, sushi, pizza, bakery, produce, deli, cheese, day and overnight grocery. Recruitment for 150 full-time employees began in November and is ongoing. Altogether, the Wake Forest store will employ 450 people. There are 15 remaining full-time positions, which include bakery, culinary, and overnight stocking. All applicants are encouraged to apply online at jobs.wegmans.com/wake-forest."

“We began our journey into North Carolina two years ago and have met the most amazing employees and customers,” said division manager Blaine Forkell. “We are eager to open the doors of these next two stores and help serve the needs of our communities. Our store management teams have been working hard to create a welcoming, safe place for new employees and customers to work and shop.”

About Wegmans

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 104-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, Massachusetts and North Carolina. The family company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 23 consecutive years, ranking #3 in 2020. The company was also ranked #1 for corporate reputation among the 100 most visible companies, according to the 2019 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient® study.

Wegmans offers an array of benefits to both full and part-time employees. In addition to flexible scheduling, competitive pay and benefits, Wegmans employees enjoy abundant opportunities for career development and growth, as well as tuition assistance through the company’s employee scholarship program.

Additional Future Wegmans Locations

In addition to the new stores in Chapel Hill and Wake Forest, Wegmans has announced the following future locations:

* Cary at Cary Towne Boulevard and Interstate 40 in Wake County

* Holly Springs at North Carolina Highway 55 and Ralph Stephens Road in Wake County

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