Opportunity Culture

We continue to do our part to create jobs in our communities and opportunities for growth for current associates. In 2015, we created 25,000 more jobs. More than 90 percent of these new jobs are in our supermarket divisions, ranging from full-time department heads and assistant store managers to part-time courtesy clerks and cashiers. Over the last eight years, Kroger has created more than 74,000 new jobs in our local communities. We are particularly proud that we hired more than 7,500 veterans in 2015 and more than 35,000 veterans since 2009. In 2015, we held our first annual Veterans Hiring Event with more than 3,200 candidates interviewed in stores and more than 62% (nearly 2,000 candidates) were extended job offers to join the Kroger family.