Company hires for customer service jobs in Chicago
Posted on October 9, 2012
In anticipation of the holiday season, Meijer said it is hiring for customer service jobs in Chicago, among other positions.
Janet Emerson, executive vice president of operations for the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer, announced the news that it will be hiring 12,000 people for its stores nationwide.
This includes 900 Chicago jobs.
The company is preparing for for this year’s holiday season and continued growth throughout the Midwest.
Meijer stores are open 24 hours, and only close on Christmas Day. While staffing needs vary from store to store, all Meijer stores have positions available.
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 199 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.
“Customer service is one of the things that truly sets Meijer apart from our competition,” said Emerson. “Our goal is to deliver the best customer experience and the lowest prices, and as we continue to grow it’s so important that we have the right levels of staff and the right people in those roles.”
“While most of the seasonal opportunities are part-time, these jobs can provide a gateway to a full-time career at Meijer,” said Jenny Hawat, vice president of talent recruitment and retention. “As we move into a new year, we frequently look to seasonal employees first to fill our on-going part-time and full-time needs. It is a wonderful opportunity to get your foot in the door and demonstrate success within a growing company.”
Candidates may also complete an online application at the employment kiosks located at the front of most Meijer stores. The local store management will then follow up with qualified candidates.