As the holiday season approaches, The Kroger Co. is doubling down on its second nationwide hybrid hiring event.
Inc., Incumbent Kroger, said Wednesday that his goal is to hire 20,000 virtual interview partners on October 13. Job creation includes retail, e-commerce, manufacturing, supply chain, trade, logistics, corporate positions. , pharmacy և healthcare. The motivation for hiring is back summer season work event in June, when Kroger targeted 10,000 additional employees.
“The Kroger family of companies is excited to welcome our 20,000 partners as we prepare for an incredible holiday season where customers plan to return to larger family gatherings and celebrations,” said Tim Massa, Kroger Senior Vice President և CEO. , the statement reads.
The roles that Kroger will try to fill in the hiring process include store managers, customer service managers, individual shoppers, e-commerce professionals, digital marketing managers, software engineers, data architects, courier drivers, warehouse workers, car shop managers, car operators, : , financial analysts, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, project managers և administrative assistants.
“As an exciting time to work in grocery stores, as one of America’s leading retailers, employers, we are committed to offering friends a culture of opportunity, a purposeful, competitive pay, benefits, and flexible schedules,” Massa added. “We really want our partners to have a rewarding, uplifting experience, meeting the needs of our customers, fulfilling our promise of being fresh, friendly in the warehouse.”
Last month, Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen told CNBC that the supermarket giant had created about 20,000 jobs, but like other companies, finds the current hiring environment difficult.
“We are aggressively hiring wherever we can. One of the biggest obstacles we have is finding talented people,” McMullen said. CNBC video interview. “We continue to raise salaries. It is part of a long-term plan. In the last three years, we have increased our salary by $ 850 million, and this year we are increasing it by another $ 350 million. And by changing the way we work, by using technology, we can make everyone a little more productive, and we’re really financing those pay rises. ”
Kroger said his investments this year will raise his average hourly wage to more than $ 16 and his total compensation to more than $ 21 an hour with benefits that include comprehensive health care and a range of health plans. Partners who receive the full COVID-19 vaccine receive a one-time fee of $ 100.
“In recent years, our proactive approach to investing in our partners has helped us navigate a challenging job market. “Our strategy continues to focus on investing in equity programs that reward our partners with significant votes,” said Kroger CEO Gary Millerchip at a conference on the results of the second quarter of fiscal year 2021 on September 10. “We are committed to steadily increasing retail hourly wages. Our long-term financial model fully assumes continuous investment in joint hourly rates.”
On Employee Development, Kroger noted that it offers on-the-job, on-the-job training և resources through FEED desktops և mobile applications և training platforms such as: Axonify under Fresh Start, as well as leadership training, career advancement. The company also offers full-time, part-time tuition reimbursement plan to partners offering up to $ 21,000 for GED to PhD degrees. So far, 6,789 associates have used the tuition, with hourly partners making up 88.4% of the participants, the retailer said.
“In the process [second] quarter, we introduced new technology to enhance our partner experience. Kroger has launched Fresh Start, a new personalized training program to promote greater engagement and retention. “We also launched our FEED program, which provides partners with easy access to the company’s communications and resources from their smartphones,” McMullen said during a Q2 call. “We are incredibly proud that we have seen an improvement in retention over the quarter as we strive to be an employer where partners can come to work and stay for a career.”
Kroger joins other grocery retailers, announcing recruitment measures focusing not only on the holiday season but also on competing for workers due to labor shortages and high food retailer demand due to COVID-19.
Ahold Delhys, USA Food Lion, said yesterday that more than 1,100 supermarkets are scheduled to conduct open-ended interviews on October 12 for full-time, part-time and seasonal work in department stores. The South Atlantic խանութ Transatlantic Grocery Store said the July-August hiring event filled more than 16,000 partners. And on Monday, Publix Super Markets announced its intention hire about 30,000 partners from its seven states in the Southeastern market by the end of this year.
Walmart said last week it had a goal add another 150,000 employees, just weeks after the announcement of the hiring plans ano:20,000 partners in supply chain positions. Rival Target Corp. announced last month that it intends to hire 100,000 seasonal workersThe company is now pushing for it add up to 30,000 supply chain jobs. He is Aldi USA held a national recruitment week September 20-24 to add more than 20,000 new store employees to help the fast-growing discount grocery store.