Kroger set to host hiring event next week

Kroger will look for new workers throughout the country next week.

The Cincinnati-headquartered grocery retailer announced it will hold open interviews in its stores nationwide on Aug. 9. Interested candidates can submit applications through its “mobile apply” app, which allows job seekers to submit applications through smartphones or tablet devices.

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Candidates can apply on Kroger’s website and go to a local store between 3 and 8 p.m. and Tuesday.

“Our growth continues to create job openings across the country for friendly, hard-working associates to join our team, including many roles on our new ClickList teams,” said Tim Massa, Kroger’s group vice president of human resources and labor relations. “Our stores are filled with incredible opportunities to advance and a variety of career paths.”

This is the second one-day hiring event Kroger will host in 2016. The company hired more than 11,496 new employees during its event in May. Kroger has planned a third event, open exclusively to military veterans and their family members. That is scheduled for November.

The company said they’ve created more than 74,000 new jobs in the past eight years.