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Kroger Announces a Hiring Spree of New Supermarket Employees

Kroger Announces a Hiring Spree of New Supermarket Employees


CINCINNATI, OH
Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

The growth keeps on coming for Kroger, in spite of stiff competition from its fellow retailers. The company announced this week that it plans to fill around 11,000 positions in its supermarket divisions, including nearly 2,000 management positions.

Tim Massa, Group VP of Human Resources & Labor Relations, Kroger"Over the last decade, Kroger has added 100,000 new jobs in communities across America," shared Tim Massa, Group Vice President of Human Resources and Labor Relations. "In addition to fueling the U.S. economy, many of our supermarket jobs are an opportunity for associates to grow and advance their careers."

Major hiring announcements have become almost expected of Kroger in recent years. As we’ve previously reported, Kroger created 12,000 new jobs in 2016, then 10,000 in 2017. The company noted in a press release that these figures do not even include jobs added as a result of capital investment or the company's mergers. As of this week, Kroger and its subsidiaries employ nearly half a million associates.

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"Kroger is a place where you can come for a job and stay for a career," Massa added. "We are committed to creating great entry-level jobs and investing in our associates so they can reach their full potential."

In addition to large-scale job creation, Kroger is also investing an incremental $500 million in associate wages, training, and development over the next three years, as part of Restock Kroger. Last month, Kroger associates in Cincinnati ratified a labor agreement with the UFCW 75 that set the stage for starting wage and overall wage increases in multiple markets across the country. The agreement raised starting wages to at least $10 per hour, and accelerated wage progressions to $11 an hour after one year of service, for associates in the Cincinnati/Dayton division.

And wait, there’s more: Kroger shared it also has committed to investing a significant portion of the tax benefit it received from the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in its associates, the details of which the company will announce later in April. Deli Market News will keep our eyes on the horizon for updates.

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