Stop & Shop aims to fill more than 1,000 part-time jobs across the metropolitan New York area.
The Ahold Delhaize USA supermarket chain said Tuesday that the permanent, part-time positions include in-store roles in New York City, New York’s Long Island and New Jersey plus e-commerce roles on Long Island.
Store positions include jobs in the bakery, deli, grocery, produce, seafood and meat departments and openings for cashiers, porters, baggers and the night crew, Quincy, Mass.-based Stop & Shop said. The Long Island e-commerce jobs include personal shoppers to pick online orders and delivery drivers (ages 21 and older).
More than 500 of the job openings are on Long Island, including over 350 in Suffolk County and 150 in Nassau County. In addition, Stop & Shop said it plans to hire 200 workers to support its delivery operations across six Long Island e-commerce “warerooms,” located in East Northport, Medford, South Setauket, Riverhead, Farmingdale and Hempstead.
Meanwhile, the other metro-area store positions include more than 150 jobs across New York City and nearly 250 in New Jersey. Bronx, N.Y.-based online grocer FreshDirect, acquired by Ahold Delhaize USA earlier this year, isn’t part of the hiring drive.
Stop & Shop said the part-time jobs provide 12 to 28 hours of work each week plus competitive pay, paid training, flexible schedules, a company discount, paid time off and career advancement opportunities. The retailer added that it fills 80% of its open positions by promoting from within.
“We invite all who enjoy working in a fast-paced, rewarding and fun environment to apply,” Michelle Castellana, human resources director for Stop & Shop stores in New York City, New Jersey and Long Island, said in a statement. “Our stores are places where all associates feel they belong. Stop & Shop associates have a sense of pride in coming together to care for and make a difference for our customers, our associates and each other.”
Stop & Shop operates 137 supermarkets in New York City, Long Island and New Jersey among its more than 400 stores in five states, including Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island as well as New York and New Jersey.
Long Island is seen as a key growth market for Stop & Shop. As part of a chainwide, five-year store upgrade program, the retailer has refreshed more than two-thirds of its 50-plus Long Island locations since starting remodels in the region in 2019. The upgrades bring a modernized look and a new logo and reflect a more customer-centric strategy based on convenience, namely a wider array of fresh, fast, healthy and local food options, as well as enhanced e-commerce services. In fiscal 2020, ended Jan. 3, Stop & Shop completed 33 remodels across its market area.
“The Stop & Shop remodeled stores continue to provide a sales uplift, and we expect to accelerate the number of remodels in 2021 to approximately 60 stores,” Ahold Delhaize President and CEO Frans Muller said in a conference call last month on fiscal 2021 first-quarter results.