FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The upcoming holiday season and more stores in 2015 means more jobs for a large Midwestern grocery store chain.
Meijer plans to hire thousands throughout Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Kentucky. In Indiana, the company plans to hire 1,800, about 55 employees per store. About 500 people will be hired in the Fort Wayne area. There are not only positions for tradition retail jobs such as stockers and cashiers, there are also specialized jobs such as meat cutters and cake decorators available.
Many of the open positions are part-time or seasonal but the company said the jobs can lead to full-time opportunities.
“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.”
Applications can be submitted online through Meijer’s job page or via kiosks in the stores.
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 213 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. For more information on Meijer, please visit www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/meijer and @twitter.com/meijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.