Need to Bag a New Job? Kroger Is Filling 11,000 Positions Nationwide

A Kroger store in Houston, TX. David J. Phillip/AP Photo

Ladies and gentleman, bag boys and bag girls, stock clerks of all ages — Kroger wants you.

The grocery store chain has made some splashy announcements over the last week, including a plan to hire 11,000 new employees and to invest in improved employee benefits.

You can apply for many of these new roles (including 2,000 management positions) on the company’s jobs website, said Kristal Howard, head of corporate communications and media relations at Kroger, via email. The company, which has added 22,000 employees since 2016, will continue to add new jobs throughout the year, including in retail, technology, digital, pharmacy, restaurants, corporate, manufacturing, logistics and more.

On Monday, Kroger detailed how it’ll enhance and improve long-term associate benefits, including a new program for continuing education, increased company 401(k) match and higher wages. The new staffers get to enjoy the improved benefits right away.

Feed Your Future, Kroger’s continuing education benefit, offers Kroger employees and its subsidiaries grants towards completing high school equivalency exams, professional certifications and advanced degrees. These grants can amount to up to $3,500 annually ($21,000 over the course of employment at a Kroger).

This program also gives associates the opportunity to take educational leaves of absence to focus on school and not lose their job or seniority within the company.

The grocery chain says it also plans to invest $500 million in wages, training and development over the next three years and increase its 401(k) company match to 5%, up from 4%.

Kroger operates more than 2,800 grocery stores in 35 states under a variety of names, including Fred Meyer, King Soopers, Ralphs. The Kroger family of stores collectively employs nearly half a million people.

Click here to search for all positions with Kroger available in your area.

Matt Reinstetle is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.