CINCINNATI, OH - Kroger hosted nationwide hiring events yesterday, looking for hands to help accommodate its recent growth spurts.
"Our growth continues to create job openings across the country for friendly, hard-working associates to join our team, including many roles on our new ClickList teams," said Tim Massa, Kroger's Group Vice President of Human Resources and Labor Relations, in a press release. "Our stores are filled with incredible opportunities to advance and a variety of career paths. If you love people and love food, Kroger just might be the place for you.”
Massa added that applying to work with the retailer is easier than ever with open interviews and the ability to apply from anywhere, especially as it has now launched “mobile apply,” enabling applicants to submit their applications via smartphones and tablets.
Kroger arms such as Ralph’s and Food 4 Less were included in the hiring, with both banners offering competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits, and room for advancement.
This one-day hiring event is Kroger’s second this year, having previously hired more than 11,400 associates in May. The retailer did not list how many positions it was looking to fill with this latest move, though hundreds are listed in the image above from the company website.
Kroger additionally disclosed that it is having a third before the year is up, open exclusively to military veterans and their family members. That event is slated for November, adding to the substantial expansion of its team before 2016 is out.
Kroger noted that it has created more than 74,000 permanent, new jobs, more than 9,000 of which were added last year, not including those working as a result of capital investment or increases from its recent mergers.