Kroger goes on hiring spree in Michigan

Grocer says it'll hire 2,000 associates during next 18 months

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DETROIT - Looking for a job? You might want to check out Kroger.

The Michigan grocer said Monday it'll be hiring 2,000 new associates in the next 18 months.

Kroger said the company is growing and working off of 38 consecutive quarters of positive identical sales growth.

"Kroger's performance is the result of our associates' hard work and commitment to making each day better for our customers," said Jayne Homco, president of The Kroger Co. of Michigan. "Our unique value offering of better service, great products, an enjoyable shopping experience and low prices continues to resonate with a full range of shoppers." 

Kroger's capital investments -- excluding acquisitions and purchases of leased facilities -- totaled $2 billion on a national level during 2012.

About the positions: 

About 90 percent of the new Kroger positions are part-time and include jobs in each department within Michigan Kroger stores. All hourly associates are hired as part-time per The Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA), although individuals have the opportunity to work into full-time jobs.

"Kroger has historically hired many part-time associates, including high school and college students, mothers and senior citizens," Homco said. "One of the benefits of working at Kroger is our extremely flexible hours, which provide associates the opportunity to plan around school or children's schedules."

She added that Kroger will also hire 85 or more full-time salaried store management associates during the next 18 months.

Employment opportunities with The Kroger Co. of Michigan are posted on and

A number of Kroger stores offer kiosks where prospective associates can access employment details.

More growth for Kroger: 

Nationally, Kroger plans to build, expand or relocate 45 to 50 supermarkets compared to 44 in 2012.

In Michigan, Kroger will remodel, expand or open a number of stores over the next two years, including a new 88,000-square-foot store in Commerce in November and a 114,000-square-foot store in Hayes Township in January, 2014. 

About The Kroger Co. of Michigan:

Incorporated in Michigan in 1909 and headquartered in Novi, The Kroger Co. of Michigan includes 17,000 associates, 128 Kroger stores, 51 fuel centers, 104 pharmacies and the Michigan Dairy.  

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