CINCINNATI, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) family of stores today announced it will hold open interviews nationwide on Wed., Nov. 9, for all military veterans and their family members.
Interested candidates may apply at jobs.kroger.com and simply return to a store on Nov. 9 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., no appointment necessary. To make applying online even easier, Kroger offers "mobile apply" for job-seekers to submit applications through their smartphones or tablet devices. "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," Mr. Massa added, noting that about 70 percent of Kroger's store managers started as part-time clerks. Kroger hired more than 7,000 veterans in 2015, and has hired more than 35,000 veterans since 2009 as part of its commitment to active duty troops and the nation's 23 million veterans through "Honoring Our Heroes," a multi-faceted program the company designed to show the company's deep gratitude to military service men and women and their families. In addition, Kroger is proud to have helped the "100,000 Jobs Mission" surpass its original goal in January 2014, seven years early. The "100,000 Jobs Mission" is a coalition of more than 130 companies with the common goal of hiring more than 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020.