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 200 Jobs
SPRINGFIELD, MA (September 17, 2019)
Big Y Foods, Inc. will open a hiring site to fill over 200 full and part-time positions available at 2 new World Class Markets in Derby and Milford, CT. These openings remain after transfers of all requesting Ansonia Big Y employees once that store is moved to either of these more up-to-date facilities. Additional positions are also available at surrounding Big Y locations. The hiring site for these new markets will be at the new store located at 150 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT. All interested applicants should apply at www.bigy.com/Careers.
Below is the hiring site schedule. The site will be open October 8 through November 2nd.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday - 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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 Samantha Knapp, 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.
Big Y was recently recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best-in-State Employers for 2019 based upon an independent survey from a vast sample of 80,000 US employees working in companies employing at least 500 in their US operations. Big Y ranks #2 in the state of Massachusetts amongst 74 companies and #20 in Connecticut out of 36.
The recognition follows a long list of others including:
Best Employers for Diversity – Forbes 2019
Best Employers for Women – Forbes 2018
America’s Best Large Employers – Forbes 2018
Award for Market Excellence – Better Business Bureau 2018
Employer of Choice – Employers Association of the Northeast 2019
Great Place to Work – Certified 2019
Big Y prides itself on a culture of caring where employees are valued through several initiatives including recognition, career development, promotions, training, tuition assistance, and educational partnership in tandem with a strong benefits package, competitive pay, flexible scheduling and paid time off. This culture extends to a positive work environment with opportunities for collaboration, creativity and empowerment every day Within their communities, Big Y continually supports local products and businesses and provides daily food donations to local food banks and pantries, supports local students through their annual scholarship awards, supports first responders and families, supports local farmers through several initiatives as well as a vast array of additional support in all of their communities.