New business growth and the upcoming shopping seasons has prompted Meijer to add about 400 jobs to its local stores in the region as part of the retailer’s overall plan to add 9,000 new employees in five states.
Janet Emerson, executive vice president of operations for the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer, said Thursday new store openings are helping push the hiring, including 1,600 in Ohio.
“Meijer has already opened five of the six new stores planned for this year, with another nine opening next year,” she said. “Our continued growth, along with the upcoming holiday selling season, make it imperative that we increase our staffing properly to operate our stores and deliver on the Meijer promise of providing exceptional customer service.”
All Meijer stores, including 10 in the Dayton-Springfield area, have positions available.
Locally, there will be about 40 positions open per store, said Frank Guglielmi, Meijer spokesman. Stores are located in Troy, Englewood, Beavercreek, Kettering, Miami Twp., Middletown, Hamilton, Huber Heights, Springfield and Fairfield.
“Most of our stores are a bit understaffed now,” Guglielmi said. “This is a chance to get to full staffing levels prior to hiring seasonal help.”
In addition to the 1,600 Ohio jobs that will be filled, Meijer gave this state-by-state hiring breakdown: Michigan, 4,400 new hires; Indiana, 1,800; Illinois, 900; and Kentucky, 500.
“While many of these opportunities are part time, these jobs can provide a gateway to a full-time career at Meijer,” Kevin Wiederhold, vice president of human resources for retail operations, said. “As we continue to grow, we are frequently looking to fill our on-going part-time and full-time needs.”
Meijer said it has 203 supercenters and grocery stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. Meijer’s newest store opening was July 25 in the city of Detroit.
Meijer locations around the area:
Beavercreek - 3928 Colonel Glenn Highway
Englewood- 9200 N. Main St.
Fairfield - 6325 S. Gilmore Road
Hamilton - 1650 Main St.
Huber Heights - 7150 Executive Blvd.
Kettering - 4075 Wilmington Pike
Miami Twp. - 5858 N. Springboro Pike
Middletown - 3650 Towne Blvd.
Springfield - 1500 Hillcrest Ave.
Troy - 1990 West Main St.