Upcoming holiday season and more stores in 2015 prompts need for additional team members
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-9-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Midwestern retailer Meijer is preparing to hire thousands of new team members for its stores as the growing company prepares for the fall and holiday selling seasons, announced Janet Emerson, executive vice president of operations for the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer.
“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.”
Meijer stores are open 24 hours, and only close on Christmas Day. While staffing needs vary from store to store, positions are available at all Meijer stores. The retailer is planning to hire more than 10,000 new team members throughout the Midwest. Here’s a breakdown of the need:
- Michigan: 4,800 team members
- Indiana: 1,800 team members
- Ohio: 1,700 team members
- Illinois: 1,500 team members
- Kentucky: 1,000 team members
Interested candidates are asked to complete an online application at http://jobs.meijer.com/. 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.
“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, senior vice president of human resources. “As we continue to grow, we are frequently looking to fill our on-going 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.
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 213 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. As the inventor of the “one-stop shopping” concept, Meijer stores have evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive electronics departments, garden centers and apparel offerings. For more information on Meijer, please visit www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/meijer and @twitter.com/meijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.
Contact: Joe Hirschmugl, 761-791-3943, Joseph.Hirschmugl@meijer.com