Kroger Announces Plan to Hire 10,000 Associates; Tim Massa and Dawn Gilmore Discuss
CINCINNATI, OH - As it pursues new growth opportunities from the inside out, Kroger and its network of banners has announced its first nationwide hybrid hiring event this Thursday, June 10, with the goal of hiring 10,000 associates to support its retail, e-commerce, pharmacy, manufacturing, and logistics operations.
"The Kroger Family of Companies is one of the largest employers in the country, and our longstanding culture of opportunity has created an environment where many people, whether it be an intern, stocker, or pharmacy technician, come for a job and stay for a career," said Tim Massa, Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer. "To continue advancing our inclusive culture where associates feel valued and can feed their future, we are embracing greater collaboration, technology, and innovation to attract, identify, and develop talent to help us deliver on our business goals, focusing on uplifting and rewarding associate and customer experiences and being consistently in-stock, fresh, and friendly."
The event will include both in-person and virtual interviews, according to a company release, and is open to all, including high school and college students, veterans, retirees, and people with disabilities.
"We are truly driven to be the best employer in America and one of the best places to work, no matter your skill set, role, or ambitions," Massa continued. "We want to meet our associates where they are and provide them with tools and pathways to grow as individuals and with our organization, because the jobs of the future will grow and evolve just like our business. Today's growth-minded associates will deliver tomorrow's solutions for our customers."
Kroger is committed to being a leading employer and offers resources, benefits, and training to support its associates and improve their lives, the release noted.
"In today's highly competitive labor market, we know talent is selective and attracted to companies that are leading with a clear purpose, growing and improving every day, and committed to offering a diverse, inclusive, and engaging culture where they can thrive and excel," said Dawn Gilmore, Head of Talent Acquisition. "At The Kroger Family of Companies, our purpose, to feed the human spirit, shapes our culture and fuels our growth strategy, and our need for 10,000 more friendly and engaged associates reflects the acceleration of our business and position as one of the top retailers and employers in the U.S."
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