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Wegmans means jobs in Medford

MEDFORD — With its local store opening set for Nov. 5, Wegmans Food Market is busy hiring and training the more than 400 employees for full-time and part-time jobs.

The 120,000 square foot store will open in the former Meadow Glen Mall, 3920 Mystic Valley Parkway.  

The store will include a market café with indoor and outdoor seating for more than 200 people, as well as The Burger Bar, an in-store restaurant counter that serves burgers, fresh salads, sandwiches, specialty milkshakes, soup and sides.

Wegmans is anchoring a retail revival on the former mall site that includes local Kohl’s and Marshalls franchises. In the past month, Medford city officials and residents welcomed two other well-known major national chain stores to the complex, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Petco Animal Supplies.

Mayor Stephanie M. Burke presided over the Dick’s and Petco grand openings and urged Medford residents to apply for jobs in those newly-opened stores as well as Wegmans. Local residents are getting hiring preference for most open positions.

Those who are interested in working at the Medford Wegmans location are encouraged to apply online at Wegmans is also offering open interviews during select Wednesdays in October for those who apply online. For full details, please call the employment office in Medford at 781-322-0985.

The 94-store chain located in the Northeast is also bringing a team of experienced managers.

Medford store manager Kevin Russell has worked for Wegmans for more than 30 years, most recently serving as store manager in Burlington.  

Medford Wegmans Executive Chef Arlo Trainor formerly owned and operated his own restaurant, Arlo’s North End, in Boston and worked at Wegmans locations since 2011 and will now manage the 120 culinary employees who will work at the Medford store.

Ted Kamas has worked for Wegmans since 1998 and as perishable area manager in Medford, and will oversee the produce, floral, bakery, seafood, meat, cheese, and deli departments.  The Medford location’s new Merchandising Area Manager Alicia Elliott has worked for Wegmans nearly 30 years — since 1980 as merchandising manager. She’ll supervise the grocery, dairy, frozen foods, health and wellness, bulk, wine, liquor, beer, and home and entertaining departments.

Medford’s new Service Area Manager Paula Culhane will lead the front end, service desk, maintenance, Helping Hands, and accounting office. A Wegmans employee since 2006, Culhane’s priority is to ensure that top-shelf customer service is delivered every day, according to a statement.

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