Kroger Mid-Atlantic Stores Now Hiring More Than 1,500 Employees

Local Division of National Grocer Expects to Fill Its Share Out of 20,000 Permanent Positions Nationwide

Raleigh, NC, September 17, 2014 --( The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR), the nation’s largest traditional grocery retailer with 14 stores throughout the Triangle and North Carolina, has announced that its family of stores is hiring to fill an estimated 20,000 permanent positions in its supermarket divisions. Specifically, the mid-Atlantic stores, which are located in North Carolina, as well as in West Virginia and Virginia, are hiring for 1,574 open positions.

Over the last six years, Kroger has created more than 40,000 new jobs nationwide. This figure excludes jobs created as a result of capital investment, such as temporary construction jobs, nor does it include Harris Teeter’s approximately 25,000 associates who joined the Kroger family earlier this year. When those numbers are combined, Kroger today employs more than 375,000 associates.

Kroger has hired more than 22,500 veterans since 2009. 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.

All interested applicants for these open positions should visit to join Kroger’s talent network, sign up to receive job alerts and apply for jobs.

“We are proud to be able to offer so many new, long-term job opportunities for individuals in our local Triangle community,” said Carl York, advertising and public relations manager for Kroger’s mid-Atlantic marketing region. “We look forward to having these talented associates join our team and contribute to our continuing success and commitment to providing excellent service to our customers.”

About Kroger:
Kroger, the nation’s largest traditional grocery retailer, has 14 stores throughout the Triangle, including Apex (1), Cary (1), Garner (1), Fuquay-Varina (1), Raleigh (4) and Durham (6). Headquartered in Cincinnati, the company employs more than 375,000 associates who serve customers in 2,439 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith’s. The company also operates 788 convenience stores, 361 fine jewelry stores, 1,046 supermarket fuel centers and 40 food processing plants in the United States. Kroger focuses its charitable efforts on supporting hunger relief, health and wellness initiatives, and local organizations in the communities it serves. For more information, please visit
Erin Smith