Meijer looks to hire 280 workers for Sussex store
Plans to invest $200M in stores


March 5, 2016


Meijer is looking for about 280 new employees to staff its Sussex store.
Charles Auer/Freeman Staff

SUSSEX — Retailer Meijer, a new player in the southeastern Wisconsin market, announced Friday it is looking to hire about 280 workers for its future store in Sussex that is scheduled to open this summer.

The Grand Rapids, Michigan-based retailer operates 224 supercenters and grocery stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.

According to Friday’s announcement, the open positions in Sussex will include everything from clerks and cake decorators to customer service, cashiers, receiving and meat cutters. Starting pay will be based on experience level and specific skills.

Potential candidates should begin the hiring process by applying online at Enter Sussex in the location search field and click search.

Also on Friday, Meijer announced its plans to invest approximately $200 million in opening new stores and remodeling 32 existing locations in 2016. The project will create about 2,000 new jobs across the company’s sixstate footprint, according to Meijer.

“We are pleased to continue to grow and invest in the Midwest communities that have supported us for so long,” CEO Hank Meijer said in a statement. “By keeping prices low and ensuring a great shopping environment, we are keeping our promise to our customers that we will provide the best one-stop shopping solution.”

The opening of each new Meijer store represents as many as 300 full- and part-time jobs. Since 2010, Meijer has opened 36 new stores, and remodeled dozens of others.

The new Meijer supercenters opening in 2016 include: Waukesha; Owensboro, Ky.; Evansville, Ind.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Round Lake Beach, Ill.; Flossmoor, Ill.; Sturgis, Mich.; and Flat Rock, Mich.