Meijer prepares for holiday season and 2015 store openings

Meijer is preparing to hire thousands of new employees for its stores as the growing company prepares for the fall and holiday selling seasons, announced Janet Emerson, EVP 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 the retailer’s locations. The retailer is planning to hire more than 10,000 new team members throughout the Midwest:

  • 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 During the online application process, prospective team members can search for openings in their areas 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, SVP 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 operates 213 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.


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