Big Y in the News
Headquartered in Springfield, MA, Big Y is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. Proud to be family owned and operated, we operate almost 80 stores throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts with over 11,000 employees. Big Y has been named a 2015 Employer of Choice by the Employers Association of the Northeast. Founded in 1936 by brothers Paul and Gerald D'Amour, the store was named after an intersection in Chicopee, Massachusetts where two roads converge to form a "Y".
Big Y in the News contains excerpts from press releases that have been sent to local media.
Big Y Hiring For New Location in Simsbury
SPRINGFIELD, MA (August 18, 2020) Big Y Foods, Inc. will open a hiring site to fill over 100 part- time and full-time positions available at its newest World Class Market in Simsbury, CT. The hiring site will be held at the 1285 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury CT, adjacent to the market. All interested applicants should apply at www.bigy.com prior to interview.
Below is the hiring site schedule including hours. The site will be open September 15th through October 10th and follow strict safety requirements:
- Wear a mask
- Complete a questionnaire upon arrival
- Have your temperature taken
Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 7:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00am – 3:00pm
Benefits of Big Y Employment
Big Y offers flexible shifts and many scheduling options. “Big Y is the perfect working environment for those seeking flexible shifts and excellent benefits,” says Meaghan Tetreault, Senior Employee Services Field Manager for Big Y. Big Y’s employee benefits include competitive wages, paid holidays, paid time off, tuition assistance, scholarships, a 401(k) plan, and a work/life care program.
Following strict safety protocols, new employees will participate in comprehensive customer service training, safety and food sanitation training, and finally, the technical training required for their position. This training is enhanced with a computer-based learning management system, Big Y’s Learning Hub.
Big Y offers continuous in-house training and outside educational opportunities, matched with incentives to keep its customer service top-notch. Management development workshops are held regularly and topics include Coaching for World Class Customer Service. Big Y also promotes and supports adult education. Their Tuition Assistance Plan reimburses qualified employees for business-related college degree courses. If an employee wishes to obtain their Graduate Equivalency Diploma, Adult Basic Education, or English as a Second Language certificate, the company will pay for half of their time spent in these classes.
A company strongly committed to giving back to the communities surrounding its stores, Big Y donates food valued at more than $6 Million to local non-profit organizations, schools, churches, and educational programs each year. Big Y awards over 300 scholarships per year and over $2.8 million since its inception to academically outstanding students in their market area.