Kroger hosting job fair Saturday to fill 740 positions

Cincinnati-based grocery store operator The Kroger Co. will host a job fair Saturday to fill 740 part-time positions throughout its Cincinnati, Dayton and Northern Kentucky area stores, according to the company.

Kroger has evening and weekend shifts available for the following positions and departments:

  • Cashier
  • Produce
  • Meat/Seafood
  • Deli/Bakery
  • Bistro Line Cooks
  • Starbucks
  • Apparel
  • Drug/GM
  • Produce
  • Floral
  • Nutrition
  • Online shopping

The grocery store operator is asking applicants to apply online first before attending the fair at jobs.kroger.com.

During the job fair, which lasts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, applicants can visit the store to which they applied.

Cincinnati-based The Kroger Co. operates about 109 stores in its Cincinnati/Dayton Division. Those stores employ more than 20,000 people in total.

The Cincinnati-based grocery retailer also made multiple large hiring announcements in 2015.

That included plans announced in June 2015 to open a new distribution center and establish a customer service center of excellence in Blue Ash. In addition to the 649 new Blue Ash jobs Kroger expects to create in coming years, 100 more jobs will be relocated from Hamilton (Butler County) to Hamilton County to share offices with other customer service units, according to a corporate spokesman.

In September 2015, Kroger announced it had about 1,100 job openings in the Cincinnati/Dayton Division for most every store department including part-time positions. This news outlet learned one driver behind the hiring spree was Kroger’s expanding online shopping service, which has created about 100 new jobs such as e-commerce selector and e-commerce attendant to do shopping for customers ordering groceries online.

This article contains previous reporting by Chelsey Levingston.

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