Wegmans Food Markets, one of Fortune's best places to work, is hiring 1,500.
Wegmans Food Markets is a family-owned regional supermarket chain, currently with 75 stores. Primarily it operates in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Northborough, Mass. It will be opening three new stores.
In 2009, Wegmans
rose from rank 32 to rank 29 on the Supermarket News list in terms of sales volume. One way it gains the edge is by selling products under the 'Wegmans' brand at prices significantly lower than those national brands. In addition, it embraces causes such as being anti-tobacco, a product it no longer sells.
Wegmans career site explains that both full-time and part-time workers receive benefits. Current openings are listed. Essentially, Wegmans wants you to present your love of food and your care about serving the customer. The company, started in 1916, built its reputation as a grocery powerhouse through pulling out all stops serving customers.
Jane Genova http://janegenova.com began focusing on transitions when the academic market collapsed as she was writing her dissertation in linguistics and literature at the University of Michigan. After re-establishing herself in the public relations industry, she gradually published on the subject. Her first piece was on The Professional Woman in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. Since then, she co-authored the book THE CRITICAL 14 YEARS OF YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE and myriad e-books and articles on career subjects ranging from emotional intelligence to aging. In the 1980s she attempted another change by attending Harvard Law School. She didn’t complete the degree but channeled that experience into maintaining a legal blog [http://lawandmore.typepad.com] housed at the Library of Congress.