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Kroger is Going on a Massive Hiring Spree

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An employee stocks salad mixes in the produce department of a Kroger supermarket.Photograph by Daniel Acker — Bloomberg via Getty Images

Supermarket chain Kroger is going on a huge hiring spree. Its family of stores is slated to hire people for 14,000 full-time positions, the company announced Tuesday.

Kroger said it will hold interviews across the U.S. on May 14 to fill the positions. Interested candidates can apply online and then show up at a location on Saturday for the interview.

“We have openings across the country for friendly, hard-working associates to join our team,” Tim Massa, Kroger’s group vice president of human resources and labor relations, said in a statement. “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.”


In the announcement, Kroger said it has created over 74,000 new positions in the last eight years with an increase of 9,000 jobs in 2015. “More than 90% of the new jobs are in the company’s supermarket divisions, ranging from full-time department heads and assistant store managers to part-time courtesy clerks and cashiers,” Kroger said.

Kroger operates 2,778 grocery retail stores in 35 states under nearly two dozen banners. Its supermarkets include Kroger, Ralphs, Dillons, Smith’s, and Mariano’s among others.