Kroger to Hold Nationwide Hiring Event for Veterans at All Locations
CINCINNATI, OH - As retailers across the buy-side board bolster their team members with holiday hires, Kroger is looking to make more permanent moves with hiring events to be held at every location. The store will be hiring veterans, their family members, and non-veterans alike.
First up, Kroger announced a veteran-focused hiring event will be going on at all locations this Wednesday, November 9.
"Kroger is deeply committed to the nation's veterans and their families, and providing opportunities to advance along a variety of career paths is one way we show our support," said Tim Massa, Kroger's Group Vice President of Human Resources and Labor Relations. "Kroger is a place where you can come for a job and stay for a career."
Potential candidates can apply in-store on Wednesday from 11 am to 4 pm without an appointment, online, or on a mobile device. According to a press release, this nationwide hiring boost is open to all veterans and their family members. Sources such as WBIR.com noted that many locations, such as those in East Tennessee, will be accepting non-veteran affiliated applications during the hiring event, as well.
In addition to its veteran focus, news source AL.com stated that Kroger will also be holding interviews for 700 full-time and part-time positions in its locations throughout Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky. From the looks of the company’s current job board, it has no plans to stop there.
Kroger currently employs over 431,000 associates in its more than 2,781 locations throughout the nation.
This event marks the third, and last, of one-day hiring events for Kroger this year. During May, Kroger hired more than 11,496 associates, with 12,500 team members joining the team during its August event. The company emphasized that around 70 percent of Kroger’s managers once started as part-time clerks.
Could this move be indication of further growth for Kroger? AndNowUKnow will keep an eye on the buy-side sector as the industry moves through the holidays and beyond.