GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Meijer has announced that they need to fill 4,800 job openings in Michigan.\u00a0 The upcoming holiday season and more stores in 2015 prompts the need for additional team members.\r\n\r\nThe retailer is looking to fill positions as it gears up for the fall and holiday seasons. An estimated 350 to 400 jobs need to be filled in the Lansing region alone.\r\n\r\nMeijer stated that the 4,800 Michigan positions are among more than 10,000 it wants to fill at all of its stores in five states, including Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.\r\n\r\nMeijer stores are open 24 hours, and only close on Christmas Day. While staffing needs vary from store to store, positions are available at all Meijer stores.\r\n\r\nWhile traditional retail positions such as stockers and cashiers are needed, there are also opportunities in more specialized roles such as meat cutters and cake decorators. Many Meijer team members have begun in entry-level roles and grown into full-time and leadership positions.\u00a0 Meijer spokesman Frank Guglielmi said positions start at minimum wage but increase based on experience.\r\n\r\nMost of the 10,000 jobs are part-time and seasonal, but, the company added, some of those jobs could become full-time.\r\n\r\nEmployees Needed:\r\n\r\nMichigan: 4,800 team members\r\n\r\nIndiana: 1,800 team members\r\n\r\nOhio: 1,700 team members\r\n\r\nIllinois: 1,500 team members\r\n\r\nKentucky: 1,000 team members\r\n\r\n\u201cMeijer is always looking for good people,\u201d Janet Emerson, executive vice president of operations, said in a statement. \u201cOur continued growth provides a great opportunity to find new team members who will help deliver on the Meijer promise of providing exceptional customer service"\r\n\r\nIf you're interested you can complete an online application here: http:\/\/jobs.meijer.com\/\r\n\r\nYou can also apply at the employment kiosks located at the front of most Meijer stores.\r\n\r\nAbout Meijer\r\n\r\nMeijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 213 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. As the inventor of the \u201cone-stop shopping\u201d 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. For more information on Meijer, please visit www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com\/meijer and @twitter.com\/meijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com\/meijer.