The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), the nation’s largest grocery retailer, announced that its family of stores is hiring to fill an estimated 20,000 permanent positions in its supermarket divisions.
“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.”
Kroger invites interested applicants to visit www.kroger.com/careers where they can join Kroger’s talent network, sign up to receive job alerts and apply for jobs.
Over the last six years, Kroger has created more than 40,000 new jobs. This figure does not include jobs created as a result of capital investment, such as temporary construction jobs, nor does it include Harris Teeter’s approximately 25,000 associates who joined the Kroger family earlier this year. When combined, Kroger today employs more than 375,000 associates.
Kroger has hired more than 22,500 veterans since 2009. In addition, Kroger is proud to have helped the “100,000 Jobs Mission” surpass its original goal in January 2014, seven years early. The “100,000 Jobs Mission” is a coalition of more than 130 companies with the common goal of hiring more than 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020.
Kroger, one of the world’s largest retailers, employs more than 375,000 associates who serve customers in 2,640 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 34 states and the District of Columbia under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Harris Teeter, Jay C, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith’s. The company also operates 786 convenience stores, 320 fine jewelry stores, 1,240 supermarket fuel centers and 37 food processing plants in the U.S. Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and grassroots organizations.