Meijer To Hire 12,000 Workers For Holiday Season

DETROIT (WWJ) – Retailer giant Meijer is preparing to hire thousands of new employees for its stores as it prepares for this year’s holiday season and continued growth throughout the Midwest.

The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer announced Tuesday it will be hiring 12,000 additional employees to staff its 200 stores across five states.

Meijer stores are open 24 hours, and only close on Christmas Day. While staffing needs vary from store to store, all Meijer stores have positions available. Interested candidates are asked to complete an online application at 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.

“While most of the seasonal opportunities are part-time, these jobs can provide a gateway to a full-time career at Meijer,” Jenny Hawat, vice president of talent recruitment and retention, said in a release.

“As we move into a new year, we frequently look to seasonal employees first to fill our ongoing part-time and full-time needs. It is a wonderful opportunity to get your foot in the door and demonstrate success within a growing company,” she said.

Meijer was recently named to the National Retail Federation’s “Hot 100 Retailers” list. The company is preparing to open six new stores in 2013, including the first Meijer in the city of Detroit.

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