Big Y in the News
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".
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It’s Your Story
Big Y holds 3rd on the spot hiring event at all its retail locations
SPRINGFIELD, MA [Febraury 24, 2022] – On Tuesday March 1st, Big Y will hold their 3rd on the spot hiring event at all 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.
“Big Y has given me the opportunity to never stop learning. Bagging groceries, as a first job, and exploring other departments through high school helped me realize who I was and what I wanted out of life. I was presented the opportunity to participate in a Leadership Development Program and an Employee Resource Group, where I realized I wanted more, to be at the table where my voice was sought after and appreciated. I am now a meat sales manager getting another trade under my belt and building my skill sets. As a young eager woman, I am excited to see where my next chapter will be with Big Y. “- Lauren Walker, Meat/Seafood Sales Manager
Lauren Walker, Meat/Seafood Sales Manager
Matt Marchetto, Store Director
“Over my career, I have had the opportunity to work with amazing people and learn from fantastic mentors that have helped me grow both personally and professionally. These relationships, along with a strong work ethic have helped me maintain leadership roles in multiple areas of our business including our Fresh & Local Distribution Center, Employee Services and now Store Operations where I help lead and support an incredible team in our Lee location. None of this would be possible if I did not work for a company that challenges me, invests in my development and treats me like family.”- Matt Marchetto, Store Director
People are eager to get back to work so Big Y has simplified 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 Express Gas and Convenience Stores, and Table & Vine Fine Wines and Spirits.
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, Big Y vice president of employee services, "Every employee's career journey is personal and unique to them. At Big Y, we’re known for an extraordinary employee experience and provide growth opportunities that fit your lifestyle. Our employees tell us they most appreciate the customers they serve and being part of a family where they are valued, heard and cared for. Come join a team where your ideas and perspectives are encouraged and respected."
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 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.