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Meijer plans to hire 4,800 employees

September 8, 2014
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Meijer, which operates 224 stores, began in 1938 when barber Hendrik Meijer purchased $328.76 worth of merchandise on credit to serve customers during the Great Depression. Photo via

Meijer is planning to hire thousands of new team members across Michigan.

With the upcoming fall and winter holiday seasons and a growing number of stores, Grand Rapids-based Meijer said last week that it plans to hire about 4,800 employees in its home state.

In West Michigan, Meijer plans to fill more than 1,100 jobs, or an average of about 45 team members per store, said Joe Hirschmugl, a Meijer spokesperson.

“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, Meijer. “These positions provide an opportunity for people to begin a retail career within a growing company.”

The jobs range from cashier and stocker positions to more specialized jobs like meat cutters and cake decorators.

“Meijer is always looking for good people,” said Janet Emerson, EVP of operations, Meijer. “Our continued growth provides a great opportunity to find new team members.”

Throughout its markets, Meijer said it plans to hire about 10,000 employees, including Michigan: 1,800 in Indiana, 1,700 in Ohio, 1,500 in Illinois and 1,000 in Kentucky.

People interested in the jobs can apply online.

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