Roundy's Supermarkets Hires Hundreds
MILWAUKEE, WI - In a roundhouse kick to unemployment, Roundy’s Supermarkets Inc. has announced its plans to hire over 500 employees across all departments. Owned by parent company The Kroger Co. of Cincinnati, Roundy’s Supermarkets operates grocery stores under the banners of Pick ‘n Save and Metro Market, as reported by The Milwaukee Business Journal.
While the supermarket chain is steadily growing, Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs, Jim Hyland, claimed that the hiring announcement is to address the needs of the grocer’s existing 106 stores.
“There’s always a need for people in this industry,” Hyland said to The Milwaukee Business Journal. “The industry’s growing. The industry’s becoming more competitive.”
Roundy’s has scheduled open interviews at all of its Wisconsin stores from 10 am to 6 pm on April 6. The event includes both full- and part-time positions, including hourly clerks, department leads, and department managers.
As competition keeps getting hotter in the grocery industry, more and more companies are adding services like online shopping and curbside pick-up. Hyland commented that the company needs qualified staff that can fulfill those orders and manage the extra services.
“We’ve had tremendous growth in our business over the last few years,” said Hyland.
Will this growth trend continue for Roundy’s and Kroger? AndNowUKnow will continue to report.