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Many retailers swell their employment rolls for the holiday season to meet anticipated spikes in shopper demand, but at least one expects to retain many of those folks into the new year as it opens new stores in 2015.
Superstore retailer Meijer is preparing to hire thousands of new team members for its stores as the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based company prepares for the fall and holiday selling seasons, saidd Janet Emerson, Meijer's EVP of operations. "Meijer is always looking for good people," Emerson said. "Our continued growth provides a great opportunity to find new team members who will help deliver on the Meijer promise of providing exceptional customer service."
The retailer is planning to hire more than 10,000 new team members throughout the Midwest. While staffing needs vary by location, positions are available at all Meijer stores.
Gateway to a New Career
"While most of these opportunities are part-time and seasonal, these jobs can provide a gateway to a full-time career at Meijer," said Michael Rotelle, SVP of human resources. "As we continue to grow, we are frequently looking to fill our ongoing part-time and full-time needs. These positions provide an opportunity for people to begin a retail career within a growing company."
While traditional retail positions such as stockers and cashiers are needed, there are also opportunities in more specialized roles such as meat cutters and cake decorators. Many Meijer team members have begun in entry-level roles and grown into full-time and leadership positions.
During the online application process, prospective team members can search for openings in their area and indicate their store preference. Candidates may also complete an online application at the employment kiosks located at the front of most Meijer stores. Local store management will then follow up with qualified candidates.
Meijer operates 213 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.