Kroger to Hire 10,000 Associates for Holiday Season

The Kroger Co. announced it is hiring more than 10,000 associates across its family of stores this holiday season.

The Cincinnati based retailer said the hiring is a part of the company’s Restock Kroger initiative. The company is also investing an incremental $500 million in associate wages, training and development, as part of Restock Kroger.

The company continues to invest in benefits for all associates.

For example, Kroger had introduced an industry-leading education assistance program called Feed Your Future earlier this year. The benefit program offers all full- and part-time associates, with at least six months of service, reimbursement of up to $3,500 annually and $21,000 over the course of employment toward continuing education and development opportunities, including a high school equivalency exam, professional certifications and advanced degrees.

“Holidays are an exciting time for Kroger because food is at the center of every celebration. We are looking for talented, inspired associates who share our vision to serve America through food inspiration and uplift,” said Lanell Ohlinger, Kroger’s vice president of talent development. “Whether a customer is looking for ingredients or ideas, our friendly and caring associates help more than nine million customers every day feel uplifted.”

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Kroger has hired 6,557 military-affiliated associates

Available seasonal career opportunities include supporting customer service, e-commerce, merchandising, operations and the pharmacy. Kroger welcomes talent with diverse work experiences to apply, including veterans. To date in 2018, the company has hired 6,557 military-affiliated associates.

“There has never been a better or more exciting time to join Kroger for a job and stay for a career,” continued Ms. Ohlinger. “We really believe here at Kroger, you have a career with promise.”

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply at

Kroger has nearly half a million associates who serve over nine million customers daily and 2,800 retail food stores under a variety of banner names, with a promise to create Zero Hunger Zero Waste communities by 2025.