Kroger hosts Greater Houston hiring event Aug. 9

- HOUSTON, August 2, 2016 - The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced that it will hold open interviews in its stores nationwide on Tuesday, August 9. To make applying online even easier, Kroger launched "mobile apply" which allows job-seekers to submit applications through their smartphones or tablet devices.

Interested candidates may apply at jobs.kroger.com and simply return to a store on August 9 between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., no appointment necessary.

"Our growth continues to create job openings across the country for friendly, hard-working associates to join our team, including many roles on our new ClickList teams," said Tim Massa, Kroger's group vice president of human resources and labor relations. "Our stores are filled with incredible opportunities to advance and a variety of career paths. If you love people and love food, Kroger just might be the place for you. Applying to work at our family of stores is easier than ever with open interviews and the ability to apply from anywhere."

This is the second one-day hiring event Kroger is hosting this year. The company hired more than 11,496 new associates during its event on May 14. Kroger plans a third hiring event, open exclusively to military veterans and their family members, in November.

Over the last eight years, Kroger has created more than 74,000 permanent, new jobs. This figure does not include jobs created as a result of capital investment, such as temporary construction jobs, nor does it include increases due to the company's mergers.

Kroger's total active workforce grew by more than 9,000 during 2015. More than 90 percent 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. The company hired more than 7,000 veterans in 2015, and has hired more than 35,000 veterans since 2009.

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Kroger is hosting a regionwide hiring event on Tuesday, August 9, and seeks to fill 330 positions. 

Kroger operates 111 stores in the Houston division.

Recent Store Openings:

*         Baytown (6315 Garth Road) - March 16, 2016

*         Clute (800 North Dixie Drive) - April 13, 2016

*         League City (1920 West League City Parkway) - June 29, 2016

Upcoming Store Openings:

*         Northeast Houston (14221 East Sam Houston Parkway North) - August 5, 2016

*         Katy (2700 West Grand Parkway North) - October

*         New Caney (22030 Market Place Drive) - December
 

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