LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Meijer announced Wednesday that in the coming months, the company is preparing to hire thousands of new team members, including 1,000 in Kentucky and 1,800 in Indiana, according to a news release.

The hires are due to new stores opening and to help the retailer prepare for the approaching holiday season.

Overall, Meijer plans to hire approximately 10,000 new employees in a variety of positions, from cashiers to meat cutters at stores located across the Midwest.

Meijer has opened nine stores throughout the Midwest this year and officials say the company plans to continue to grow in the coming years.

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