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Kroger family of stores to hire 20,000 employees

LOS ANGELES, 2015-9-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ralphs Grocery Company, and the entire Kroger family of stores, will hold open interviews on Tues., Sept. 15, for all veterans and their family members. Ralphs is hiring to fill an estimated 1,000 positions in its stores. Nationwide, The Kroger Co. is hiring to fill an estimated 20,000 permanent positions in its supermarket divisions.

Veterans and their family members need only to fill out on application online at by Sept. 13, and then return to a store on Sept. 15, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (no appointment necessary).

Ralphs along with the entire Kroger family of stores 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 “Honoring Our Heroes,” a multi-faceted program the company designed to show its deep gratitude.

In addition, Ralphs along with the entire Kroger family of stores are proud to have helped the “100,000 Jobs Mission” surpass its original goal in January 2014, seven years early. The “100,000 Jobs Mission” is a coalition of more than 130 companies with the common goal of hiring more than 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020.

“Ralphs 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 Donna Giordano, president of Ralphs. “Ralphs is a place where you can come for a job and stay for a career,” she said, noting that the majority of Ralphs store managers started as part-time clerks.

“Ralphs is a company that veterans can be proud to work for because of its robust involvement in our local communities,” said Ken Boatner, a Sales Manager in Ralphs Marketing Department and U.S. Marine Corps 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. Ralphs is asking applicants to input the hashtag #HonoringOurHeroes in the “Search by keyword” field at the top of applying online to be eligible for an in-store interview on September 15.

Through the Honoring Our Heroes program, Ralphs along with the entire Kroger family of stores have raised more than $11.9 million since 2010 to help support USO programs, which represents the largest cumulative gift to the USO in its nearly 75-year history.

About Ralphs Grocery Company
Ralphs Grocery Company was founded in 1873 and currently operates 209 supermarkets from its headquarters in Los Angeles. Ralphs is a subsidiary of The Kroger Co., (NYSE:KR), one of the nation’s largest food retailers, based in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more about Ralphs, please visit our web site at

SOURCE Ralphs Grocery Company

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