"While many of these opportunities are part time, these jobs can provide a gateway to a full-time career at Meijer. As we continue to grow, we are frequently looking to fill our on-going part-time and full-time needs. These positions provide a great opportunity to get your foot in the door and demonstrate success within a growing company."
Kevin Wiederhold - vice president of human resources for retail operations
Today Meijer announced that they will be hiring thousands of new employees over the next few months. 4,400 of those jobs will be in Michigan, including 400 in the Lansing area.
Meijer is citing recent growth and preparation for fall and holiday selling seasons as reasons for the hiring blitz. Overall Meijer plans to hire around 9,000 new employees for a variety of positions.
While most of the positions will be part-time, Meijer says that the jobs can provide a gateway to full-time employment with the company.
Interested candidates should complete an online application at Meijer's web site. You can click on the link at the end of this story to be taken to their jobs site. Applicants can indicate their store preference during the online application process. Candidates can also complete an online application at the employment kiosks located at the front of most Meijer stores. Local store management will then follow up with qualified candidates.