(WJBK) -- Meijer is getting ready to hire 9,000 people, of those, 4,400 will be workers for Michigan stores. The Grand Rapids based retailer says the hiring comes in response to company growth and preparation for the fall and holiday selling seasons.
"Meijer has already opened five of the six new stores planned for this year, with another nine opening next year," said Janet Emerson, Meijer's executive vice president of operations. Staffing needs will vary from store to store, but Meijer says all of its stores will have positions available.
9,000 Total New Hires:
Anyone interested in applying must complete an online application at http://jobs.meijer.com/. During the application process, prospective team members can select their preferred store. You can also complete an online application at the employment kiosks located at the front of most Meijer stores. Local managers will then follow up with qualified candidates.
"While many of these opportunities are part time, these jobs can provide a gateway to a full-time career at Meijer," said Kevin Wiederhold, vice president of human resources for retail operations. "As we continue to grow, we are frequently looking to fill our on-going part-time and full-time needs. These positions provide a great opportunity to get your foot in the door and demonstrate success within a growing company."
Traditional retail positions, such as stockers and cashiers will need to be filled, but there are also opportunities in more specialized roles such as meat cutters and cake decorators. Meijer says those position often lead to future leadership opportunities.