Kroger Looks to Hire 10,000 Permanent Employees
CINCINNATI, OH - Kroger has announced that it has its current business sights set on more growth and is looking to add 10,000 permanent employees to bolster it.
"Kroger's growth trajectory continues to create opportunities for our people to advance their careers–and to do that in a fun, team environment with great benefits," said Tim Massa, Kroger's Group Vice President of Human Resources and Labor Relations. "We're looking for associates who are passionate about people and about food, and who want to make a difference for our customers, communities and each other."
The positions are in its supermarket divisions, with Massa adding that about 70 percent of Kroger's store managers started as part-time clerks.
The retailer’s total active workforce grew by more than 12,000 in 2016, according to a press release, and it has created more than 86,000 permanent, new jobs over the last eight years.
Kroger also made moves in its commitment to the “Honoring Our Heroes” program, having hired 9,000 veterans in 2016, helping the 100,000 Jobs Mission reach its 2020 goal of hiring more than 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans.
The company has made several moves in both growth and investing in upping its customer service in recent months, having offered early retirement options to approximately 2,000 non-store associates to make room for investments and also expanding its ClickList offering.
Curently, Kroger and its subsidiaries employ more than 443,000 associates and operate in 35 states, as well as the District of Columbia.