Kroger holding hiring event on Saturday

Kroger is holding a nationwide hiring event on Saturday to fill 14,000 open jobs across all its stores.

Candidates can apply online at jobs.kroger.com and show up to a store Saturday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for an interview. Columbus stores are part of the nationwide event.

Many of the openings are for part-time associates who bag groceries, stock shelves or ring up items at the cash register.

Kroger is the largest publicly-traded company headquartered in Ohio based on sales. The grocer employs more than 431,000 people working at almost 3,000 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 35 states and the District of Columbia under multiple brand names such as Kroger and Harris Teeter.

Kroger’s total active workforce grew by more than 9,000 nationwide during the 2015 budget year of which over 7,000 of those hired were veterans, the company added when reporting financial results.

Kroger’s Cincinnati/Dayton Division alone employs more than 20,000 associates serving customers in 109 supermarkets in the Greater Cincinnati, Dayton and Springfield areas.

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