Kroger to Hire 20,000 Permanent Employees

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Fri. September 5th, 2014 - by Andrew McDaniel

CINCINNATI, OH – Kroger will be hiring 20,000 employees to fill a variety of positions in its nationwide chain of stores, according to a press release.

Katy Barclay, Senior Vice President of Human Resources"Kroger's growth trajectory creates more job opportunities for current and future employees," said Katy Barclay, Kroger's Senior Vice President of Human Resources.  "Right now in our stores across the country we have openings for bright, hard-working associates who are passionate about making a difference for customers every day."

According to Wall Street Journal, this announcement comes at a time when the company is looking to accelerate its expansion as part of its strategy announced in 2012. 

The decision also comes in stark contrast to a report issued by the U.S. Labor Department, showing that U.S. job growth had slowed to its lowest level of the year this August and a weak consumer spending market. Kroger has seemed immune to these economic trends, posting stronger-than-expected sales and profit figures for in 2014 and a 30% rise in its stock price.

It is from this position of strength in the industry that Kroger is able to announce a hiring plan of this magnitude.

Stay tuned to AndNowUKnow for any future updates on Kroger and its operations.