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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 70 supermarkets, Table & Vine Fine Wines and Liquors and 13 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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Big Y Hosts Hiring Event for New Store in Middletown, CT

Over 100 jobs available

SPRINGFIELD, MA – (April 1, 2024) 

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 Middletown CT. The hiring site for this new market will be held at 850 South Main Street, Middletown CT.    Open positions include bakery, meat, seafood, in-store kitchen, deli, department managers, assistant department managers, cashiers and overnight stock clerks. All interested applicants should apply at www.bigy.com/careers prior to interview.

Below is the hiring site schedule including hours. The site will be open April 22nd through June 7th.


Monday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday 10:00am – 7:00pm

Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday 10:00am – 7:00pm

Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Why Big Y?

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 Manager of Employee Relations & Field Services 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.

Training for new store employees begins with an orientation filled with integrative discussion and videos about customer relations, and Big Y policies and procedures.  New employees participate in comprehensive customer service training, safety and food sanitation training, and finally, the technical training required for their position.

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.