The Grand Rapids-based company said the hiring is because of growth and preparation for fall and holiday seasons.
Meijer wants to hire 4,400 workers in Michigan, 1,800 in Indiana, 1,600 in Ohio, 900 in Illinois and 500 in Kentucky. The retailer said most of the new positions will be part-time.
Meijer has opened five new stores this year, including one in Detroit, and plans one more this year. It has nine scheduled to open in 2014.