Kroger Sets Plan to Hire 14,000 Permanent Workers
- by Jessica Donnel
CINCINNATI, OH - It seems like Kroger’s growth momentum is still in full force. On top of several newly announced growth investments and acquisitions, Kroger has revealed plans to hire an estimated 14,000 permanent positions in its supermarket divisions. The company will hold open interviews in its stores nationwide on Saturday, May 14.
"We have openings across the country for friendly, hard-working associates to join our team," said Tim Massa, Kroger's Group Vice President of Human Resources and Labor Relations, in a statement. "We are looking for people who are passionate about making a difference for customers and communities – and want to do it in a fun, team environment with great benefits and advancement opportunities."
According to the company’s announcement, Kroger has created more than 74,000 new jobs over just the last eight year period. That 74,000 does not include jobs created as a result of capital investment, such as temporary construction jobs, nor does it include increases due to the company's mergers.
AndNowUKnow has covered many announcements of large scale hiring plans from Kroger over the last few years, the most recent being 740 jobs in Ohio, 700 in its Mid-Atlantic Division, and 1,200 more in Cincinnati, and Dayton, Ohio. Kroger's total active workforce grew by more than 9,000 during 2015, with more than 90 percent of those being in the company's supermarket divisions. The company hired more than 7,000 veterans in 2015, and has hired more than 35,000 veterans since 2009.
Interested candidates can apply online at jobs.kroger.com and return to a store on May 14 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. (no appointment necessary).