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Grocery delivery company hiring 5,000 workers in Midwest

September 6, 2017
TAGS jobs / Meijer / Shipt
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A Shipt shopper fills a grocery order for a home delivery customer. Courtesy Meijer

A grocery delivery company is planning to hire 5,000 workers across six markets, including Grand Rapids.

Shipt said yesterday it will hire more than 5,000 shoppers in its Grand Rapids, Detroit, Chicago, Michigan lakeshore, Cincinnati and Indianapolis markets.

The company will hire 1,500 shoppers total in its Grand Rapids and lakeshore markets and more than 1,250 in its Detroit market.  

Shipt shoppers deliver online orders placed with local stores, such as Meijer locations, to Shipt members.

Shipt connects its members with shopper employees who are responsible for ensuring the complete and accurate fulfillment of each order.

The company is now looking to grow its workforce across the region to meet increased demand.

"Over the last two years since the launch of Shipt, we have seen interest in the service steadily increase,” said Bill Smith, founder and CEO, Shipt. “By expanding our workforce to support demand, we will be able to continue providing the best customer experience to our growing community of members."

Shoppers must be at least 18 years old, have reliable transportation and a current driver's license. All applicants are subject to screenings and background checks.

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Founded in 2014, Shipt delivers groceries to more than 25 million households in 69 markets nationwide.

The company has corporate offices in San Francisco and Birmingham, Alabama.

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