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Meijer Prepares for Holiday Hiring Blitz

Supercenter chain Meijer is preparing to hire hundreds of new employees for its stores as it prepares for this year’s holiday season. The announcement was made via press release Oct. 5 by Janet Emerson, EVP of operations for the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer.

“Meijer is known for friendly customer service,” said Emerson. “In order to provide the service our customers expect during the busiest time of the year, we need to be sure we are staffed properly. We are looking forward to welcoming new team members into the Meijer family who will help us take care of our customers.”

While staffing needs vary from store to store, most Meijer stores have positions available. Interested candidates are asked to complete an online application at www.joinmeijer.com. During the online application process, prospective team members can indicate their store preference.

Candidates may also complete an online application at the employment kiosks located at the front of most Meijer stores. The local store management will then follow up with qualified candidates.

Positions will be available in the following areas: meat department, bakery department, deli department, utility clerks, general merchandise department, cashier and service department, cake decorators, 3rd shift stocking and grocery department.

“While many of these positions are for part-time holiday work, Meijer is always looking for quality people to join our teams and these types of positions will provide great exposure to a variety of retail career options,” said Jenny Hawat, VP of talent recruitment and retention at Meijer. “We encourage anyone who wants to work in a thriving business at one of the most exciting times of the year to consider Meijer.”

Meijer operates 197 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. As the inventor of the “one-stop shopping” concept, Meijer stores have evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive electronics departments, garden centers and apparel offerings. Additional information on Meijer and the ability to shop for more can be found at www.meijer.com.

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