Kroger looks to hire 10,000 more workers

Hybrid hiring event slated to launch later this week


Russell Redman, Supermarket News

Jun 07, 2021


The Kroger Co. aims to hire 10,000 associates across its operations in a summer hiring drive that kicks off this week.


Cincinnati-based Kroger said Monday that its first nationwide “hybrid” hiring event — encompassing online and in-store interviews — will launch on Thursday, June 10, with the company looking to fill positions in retail, e-commerce, pharmacy, manufacturing and logistics. The hiring event is open to all, including veterans, high school and college students, retirees and people with physical and intellectual disabilities, the retailer said.


“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,” Tim Massa, senior vice president and chief people officer at Kroger, said in a statement. “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.”


Kroger has continued to bolster its workforce since the COVID-19 outbreak in early 2020 heightened labor needs companywide, particularly in stores and e-commerce amid surging consumer demand for food and groceries. In fiscal 2020, Kroger added $10 billion to its top line as sales climbed 8.4% to $132.5 billion, with identical sales up over 14% excluding fuel...