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Whole Foods starts hiring for opening of its Amherst store

Whole Foods Market is starting to hire at its Amherst supermarket that is set to open in September.

The national chain within the last week posted 27 job openings on its website, ranging from meat and seafood cutter to cashier's assistant. The company has received more than 1,100 applications and will begin interviews next week with the assistance of the state Labor Department's Buffalo Office, said Ted Kwong, a Whole Foods spokesman.

Whole Foods plans to hire around 140 workers for the store under construction in the Northtown Plaza, at 3097 Sheridan Drive.

Construction on Whole Foods in Amherst to finish by August

Buffalo Niagara shoppers have watched for progress on the area's first Whole Foods, the grocery chain known for its wide selection of organic and natural products, since 2014. That's when Whole Foods and WS Development, the company redeveloping the plaza, announced the store was coming. Work began in July 2016 on the $15 million store.

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