Raleigh, NC, March 15, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), the nation’s largest traditional grocery retailer with 14 stores throughout the Triangle and North Carolina, announced that it added 89 new jobs in North Carolina in 2014, bringing its total number of associates in the Tar Heel state up to 1,806.
Nationwide, Kroger’s total active workforce grew by nearly 25,000 during 2014. 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.
Over the last seven years, Kroger has created more than 65,000 jobs nationwide. This figure does not include increases due to the company’s mergers. Kroger and its subsidiaries today employ nearly 400,000 associates. The company hired more than 6,000 veterans in 2014, and has hired more than 29,000 veterans since 2009.
“We are so proud to have had the opportunity to employ nearly 90 new individuals in North Carolina last year,” said Allison McGee customer communications specialist for Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic region. “It is exciting that as Kroger continues to grow, we are able to make a positive impact on the local communities we serve and in the lives of our hardworking employees.”
“Kroger is a great place to start and build a career,” said Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen, whose career began as a part-time stock clerk at a Kroger store in Lexington, Kentucky. “We continue to have thousands of openings for friendly, hard-working associates who are passionate about making a difference for our customers.”
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 338,000 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 http://www.kroger.com.