Kroger to hold open interviews Sept. 15 for veterans and their families

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Kroger family of stores plans to hire 20,000 employees nationwide, and will hold open interviews at all of its stores on Tuesday, September 15 for all veterans and their families.

Kroger said it has positions available throughout the Huntsville area.

Veterans and their family members need to fill out on application online at jobs.kroger.com by Sept. 13, and then return to a store on Sept. 15, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.  No appointment necessary.

Kroger hired more than 6,000 veterans in 2014, and has hired more than 29,000 veterans since 2009 as part of its commitment to active duty troops and the nation’s 23 million veterans through #HonoringOurHeroes, a multi-faceted program the company designed to show its deep gratitude.

“Kroger is deeply committed to the nation’s veterans and their families, and we continue to seek out opportunities to honor heroes through career opportunities,” said Melissa Eads, marketing and public relations manager for Kroger’s Nashville division which includes Huntsville. “Kroger is a place where you can come for a job and stay for a career,” she said, noting that about 70 percent of Kroger’s store managers started as part-time clerks.

“Kroger is a company that veterans can be proud to work for because of its robust involvement in our local communities,” said James Stewart, a Kroger employee who is a veteran. “It has given me the opportunity to be part of a team and connect to something bigger.”

The online application requests an email address, employment history and education information and takes about 30 minutes to complete.

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