VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) — The first Wegmans Food Market in Hampton Roads is getting closer to opening.

The popular grocery store chain announced that hiring and training is now underway for 315 part-time positions for its new Virginia Beach location, the company said in a news release.

A grand opening date was also announced: April 28, 2019.

Wegmans is still under construction and will be located near the intersection of Virginia Beach and Independence boulevards.

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Wegmans Virginia Beach will employ around 500 people total.

Part-time job openings span a variety of positions across every department in the store, including customer service and culinary roles like chefs and line cooks.

A Wegmans Food Market under construction in Virginia Beach

Hiring for 185 full-time jobs began earlier this year, and is ongoing for select remaining openings, such as cooks and sushi rollers.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online at, or call 757-271-0571 for more information.

Applications are not accepted at the store construction site, nor will interviews be conducted there.

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