ROCHESTER, NY -Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is once again on the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list put together by FORTUNE magazine, this year ranking number 12.
For Wegmans, it marks the 17th year in a row that the family-owned supermarket chain has appeared on the FORTUNE list. Wegmans is one of only 13 companies to appear on the list every single year since it began in 1998.
"Our employees make Wegmans a place where customers feel happy and cared about, and my job is to make sure our employees feel that way, too," says CEO Danny Wegman. "What's most important to us is that our employees feel that Wegmans is a great place to work."
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 83-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts.
"College students, take note," reads the FORTUNE article, "Almost half of employees are 25 or younger at this family-owned grocery retailer on the East Coast. Flexible scheduling, an employee scholarship program, and stretch assignments help young employees grow within the company, and 66% of jobs are filled through internal promotions."
In 2014, the company plans to hire approximately 1,000 for new stores opening in Newton, MA and Burlington, MA. There are also positions at Wegmans' existing stores and in manufacturing, distribution, and corporate. Interested candidates should visit the Wegmans career page.
To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America; 257 firms participated in this year's survey. More than 252,000 employees at those companies were surveyed by the institute, a global research and consulting firm operating in 45 countries around the world.
The February 3 issue of FORTUNE magazine will be on sale beginning January 20.