Meijer plans to hire thousands of new employees in anticipation of the holiday shopping season. The Midwestern retailer based out of Grand Rapids plans to hire more than 10,000 people in the Midwest, including nearly two thousand in Indiana and another 4,800 in Michigan.
“Meijer is always looking for good people,” Janet Emerson, executive vice president of operations said in a news release. “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 store is not only looking to hire traditional retail positions, including cashiers and stockers, but also specialized jobs such as cake decorators and butchers. The company says that while most of the jobs are part-time and seasonal, “these jobs can provide a gateway to a full-time career at Meijer.” The company often seeks to hire full-time employees from within their part-time staff.
Job seekers interested in applying can do so online at jobs.meijer.com. Prospective hires can search for job openings online in their area and indicate a store preference. Candidates can also apply in-person at a Meijer store using an employment kiosk.
South Bend Voice reached out to Meijer’s corporate office to get a breakdown of how many of the jobs will be coming to the South Bend region. The company says that the average number of jobs in the area would be between 150 to 200 positions, or an average of about 50 to 55 per store.