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Kroger Family of Stores Hosts Nationwide Hiring Event May 20

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced that it will hold open interviews in its stores nationwide on Saturday, May 20.

Interested candidates may apply at and simply return to a store on May 20 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., no appointment necessary.

"Summer is a great time to join our family of stores. Whether preparing and delivering online orders as a member of our ClickList teams or setting up farm-to-table produce stands, we get a fresh chance each day to make real personal connections with customers in our stores," said Tim Massa, Kroger's group vice president of human resources and labor relations. "If you love people and love food, Kroger is a place where you can come for a job and stay for a career."

Kroger announced earlier this year that it will add an estimated 10,000 permanent positions in its supermarket divisions in 2017.

This is the first one-day hiring event Kroger is hosting this year, after hosting successful events last year. The company plans a second hiring event, open exclusively to military veterans and their family members, in the fall.

Last year, the company's total active workforce grew by more than 12,000 associates. Over the last eight years, Kroger has created more than 86,000 new jobs. These figures do not include jobs created as a result of capital investment, such as temporary construction jobs, nor do they include increases due to the company's mergers.

Every day, the Kroger Family of Companies makes a difference in the lives of eight and a half million customers and 443,000 associates who shop or serve in 2,796 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Kroger and its subsidiaries operate an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized, order online, pick up at the store service – in addition to our 2,255 pharmacies, 784 convenience stores, 319 fine jewelry stores, 220 retail health clinics, 1,445 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is recognized as one of America's most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.

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