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Big Y Foods, Inc. is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. Big Y operates 84 locations throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut including 71 supermarkets, Fresh Acres Market, Table & Vine Fine Wines and Liquors and 10 Big Y Express gas and convenience locations with almost 12,000 employees. Big Y has been recognized by Forbes as a Best-in-State Employer in Massachusetts and Connecticut, as well as 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. 

It’s Your Story

Big Y holds 2nd on the spot hiring event on at 19 host locations

SPRINGFIELD, MA [October 16, 2021] – On Tuesday October 19, Big Y will hold their 2nd on the spot hiring event at 19 host locations across Massachusetts and Connecticut. It’s an opportunity for anyone 18 years and older to try new skills and to be a voice for sharing innovative ideas. “It’s More Than Food, It’s My Story” is more than a tag line. It’s what 12,000 employees at Big Y share with each other every day. Every individual has an opportunity to join a growing family of employees who are shaping their own future.

Andre Hayward

“I started with the company over 20 years ago. What a great decision! I’ve had the privilege to work with so many great people and learn so many great things. My favorite part is helping others to grow and succeed. Being with the company that encourages growth has helped me become a better person, manager...and a better father." - Andre Hayward, Night Manager.

Erin Tong

“Big Y was my very first job; I started when I was a teenager and worked through college. I was unsure about which career path to take, but Big Y really helped me along the way. 13 years ago, I was a shy little kid who even struggled to make eye contact with people. But I truly believe that Big Y has played a part in helping me come out of my shell, and sculpting me into the person I am today. I’m a people person and I love having the opportunity to work with some amazing employees every day and I get a chance to see them grow “ - Erin Tong, Employee Services Representative.

People are eager to get back to work so Big Y is simplifying their application process. Every hiring location will hold interviews and hiring managers will be able to make on- the-spot job offers for full-time positions from 4-7PM on this day. Currently, there are openings at all Big Y supermarkets, Big Y Gas and Convenience Stores, Table & Vine Fine Wines and Spirits, and Big Y’s Fresh and Local Distribution Center.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply in advance online at http://www.bigy.com/careers which also includes addresses of all host hiring locations.

According to Michael J. Galat, vice president of employee services, “A future at Big Y means an opportunity to belong and contribute to your own vibrant future. We stand committed to making a real difference where employees are celebrated for who they are, have a chance to share their ideas, be respected, valued and heard.”

Full time supermarket openings include a 40-hour work week with some weekend availability. Open positions include bakery, meat, seafood, in-store kitchen, deli, department managers, assistant department managers, and overnight stock clerks. Big Y Express Gas and Convenience openings include managers, assistant managers, head cashiers and clerks. Table and Vine has openings in all departments. Fresh and Local Distribution Center openings include selectors, porters and equipment operators.

Big Y’s commitment to supporting their employees includes generous benefits, flexible work shifts, personalized training and more. All employees hired will join a caring, family company today and will become a part of Big Y’s exciting future tomorrow. Visit www.bigy.com for more information.