Kroger to Hire 14,000 Seasonal Employees

Thu. November 9th, 2017 - by Robert Schaulis

CINCINNATI, OH – The Kroger Co is adding an impressive number of employees to its ranks this holiday season; the retailer announced that it is hiring for an estimated 14,000 part-time and seasonal roles throughout the next months.

"We are delighted to welcome new associates to our team this holiday season," said Lanell Ohlinger, Vice President of Talent Development. "At Kroger, we have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of more than nine million customers who shop with us every day. If you love people and you love food, our stores are a wonderful place to help make customers' lives and celebrations easier and a little bit brighter."

Kroger storefront

Kroger noted in a press release that Talent Development is a core driver of the company’s recently-announced Restock Kroger Plan. As part of the plan, the company will reportedly invest an incremental $500 million in human capital over the next three years. In addition to Kroger's continued efforts to rebalance pay and benefits, the company noted that it is also focusing on certifications and performance incentives, career opportunities, and training.

"Now more than ever, Kroger is a great place to come for a job and stay for a great career," continued Ohlinger.

Kroger also noted that the company remains committed to hiring veterans, military service members, and their families. Kroger has hired more than 43,000 veterans since 2009 and more than 9,600 veterans in 2017.

Kroger encourages interested parties to visit the company’s website and apply at