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Krogers to hire 11,000 Supermarket Workers: Will also raise wages

Tuesday, April 10, 2018  
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Charisse Jones, USA TODAY Published 12:42 p.m. ET April 10, 2018

Kroger is hiring roughly 11,000 supermarket workers at a time when grocery is increasingly becoming a battleground among retail giants, from Walmart to Amazon.

It's the latest wave of hires for the grocery chain, which has created 22,000 positions in the last two years.

"Over the last decade, Kroger has added 100,000 new jobs in communities across America," Tim Massa, Kroger's group vice president of human resources and labor relations, said in a statement. "In addition to fueling the U.S. economy, many of our supermarket jobs are an opportunity for associates to grow and advance their careers."

The competition in the grocery space has been heating up, with e-commerce giant Amazon purchasing Whole Foods Market  for $13.7 billion last year, and rivals like Costco, Sam's Club and Walmart rolling out delivery to make their grocery offering more appealing to shoppers.

Walmart for instance, launched online grocery delivery in Charlotte Tuesday, the first new market in an expansion that aims to make grocery drop-offs an option for more than 40% of U.S. households by the end of this year.


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