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Kroger Sets Nationwide Hiring Event May 14

Seeking to fill an estimated 14,000 permanent positions in its supermarkets from coast to coast, The Kroger Co. will hold open interviews in its stores this Saturday, May 14.

Interested candidates can apply online at and return to a store on May 14 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., no appointment necessary.

"We have openings across the country for friendly, hard-working associates to join our team," said Tim Massa, Kroger's group VP of human resources and labor relations. "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."

Over the past eight years, Kroger  has created more than 74,000 new jobs, not including the company's recent mergers, or positions created as a result of capital investment such as temporary construction jobs.

Noting that its total active workforce grew by more than 9,000 during 2015, the Cincinnati-based retailer said that more than 90 percent of its new jobs are in its supermarket divisions, ranging from full-time department heads and assistant store managers to part-time courtesy clerks and cashiers. The company hired more than 7,000 veterans in 2015, and has hired more than 35,000 veterans since 2009. 

The Kroger Co. currently employs 431,000 associates and operates 2,778 stores under a variety of local banners in 35 states and the District of Columbia.

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