Meijer plans hiring events in March for new stores

Freeman Staff

Jan. 29, 2015

MILWAUKEE - Michigan-based retailer Meijer plans to hire more than 1,000 new team members in March for its four Milwaukee-area stores, the company announced Wednesday.

Meijer has openings planed in Grafton and Kenosha in June. Stores in Oak Creek and Wauwatosa are scheduled to open in August. Additional locations are slated to open in 2016, including one in Waukesha on Sunset Avenue.

The company has already named store directors for the four stores and other leadership hiring is underway.

“We are working diligently to put together a great team to help bring the Meijer difference to customers in Milwaukee and the surrounding communities,” Milwaukee Market Director Chris Hoffmann said.

According to a release from the company, the hourly positions will be part- and full-time across a wide array of skill sets, but ideal candidates will possess a desire to develop as part of the Meijer team and provide exceptional customer service. More details on the hiring process will be announced in the coming weeks.

The company currently has 213 stores throughout the Midwest. The stores feature grocery, merchandise and pharmacy offerings and are open 24 hours a day.

Senior Director of Communications Frank Guglielmi said the company is looking forward to bringing its experience to Wisconsin customers.

“By the time we open these great new Wisconsin stores, we will have used 500 miles of wire, 4,000 tons of steel and 16,000 cubic yards of cement to build the four new supercenters,” Guglielmi said