Kroger says it hired 4,000 veterans during one-day event


On Dec. 6, Kroger announced that it added 4,000 veterans and their family members to its payrolls during a one-day hiring event held in November.

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Kroger has given 35,000 vets jobs over last five years

Last month’s event was the second time Kroger has undertaken a mass import of talented military veterans to the company’s payrolls.

The first hiring event took place in September 2015 and saw 2,000 veterans and their family members signing on. In total, Kroger has hired more than 35,000 veterans since 2009 as part of its Honoring Our Heroes initiative.

‘I’m so proud of our store teams for their outstanding efforts during our national hiring event in November,’ said Tim Massa, Kroger’s group vice president of human resources and labor relations. ‘We can all be proud of hiring 4,000 veterans and family members in one day. We are delighted to welcome them to our Kroger family.’

Kroger is the nation’s second largest grocer behind Walmart. It operates 2,778 retail food stores under a variety of different names in 35 states and Washington, D.C.

Maybe you’re familiar with grocery stores like Ralphs, Dillons, Smith’s, King Soopers, Fry’s, QFC, City Market, Owen’s, Jay C, Pay Less, Baker’s, Gerbes, Harris Teeter, Pick N’ Save, Copps, Metro Market or Mariano’s. They’re all part of Kroger’s grocery empire!

Kroger hired 4,000 veterans during one-day event Don’t fall for this Kroger coupon scam!

As the weather cools down, the grocery scams are heating up again! Kroger is the latest to have its name and image appropriated without its knowledge.

The post now making the rounds on social media is what purports to be a “FREE $60 Kroger Coupon.”

The only problem is Kroger denies anything to do with the offer!


‘It’s not real!,’ the store writes on its Facebook page. ‘We don’t recommend engaging with the site(s) that offer links to the coupon, or providing them with any personal information. Our team is actively working with Facebook and domain service providers to address the concern.’

More info here.

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