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Wegmans Begins Hiring for 350 Part-Time Jobs

The gourmet grocery store is scheduled to open Sept. 18.

About 350 more jobs are open at Wegmans, Harford County’s most anticipated business arrival of the year.

More than 4,000 people  available in the store, scheduled to open Sept. 18.

“We’ve had an excellent pool of local prospects to draw from,” store manager Al Jackson said in a press release. “Of 600 total hires, about 85 percent will come from Harford and Baltimore Counties. Now is the time to apply.”

The store was originally slated to have 450 part-time openings. But Jackson said more full-time employees were brought on to balance the workload.

“On opening day, we’ll have slightly more full-time employees and slightly fewer part-time employees than originally planned. Hiring will continue after opening," he said via email. "For us, hiring is all about doing whatever it takes to deliver exceptional customer service. We adjust our targets to meet that goal.”

Applications must be submitted online by clicking on ‘Careers.’ Previous grocery experience is not required.

“We look for people skills,” Jackson said in the release. “Then we provide some of the most in-depth product and service training in the industry. We carry more than 70,000 individual products here, including whole fresh fish shipped in daily and more than 700 produce items. Our employees need to know all about them.”

Wegmans will spend about $1.6 million on training for the store prior to opening. Although it is located in Abingdon, the company is referring to it as the Bel Air store for a wider regional appeal.

A , and are set to join the 130,000 square-foot grocery store on the .

Fortune magazine ranks Wegmans Food Markets as the third-best employer in the country.

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