GRAND RAPIDS (CBS Detroit) – Meijer is putting out the help wanted sign.  The Grand Rapids-based company announced Wednesday that it’s looking to hire 4,800 workers in Michigan as the retailer prepares for the holiday season.

Thousands more workers are wanted for stores in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Illinois.

“Meijer is always looking for good people,” said  Janet Emerson, executive vice president of operations for Meijer, in a media 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.”

Staffing needs vary from store to store. 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.

“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.”

Interested candidates are asked to complete an online application at this link.

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.


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