Kroger Seeks to Hire 20,000 Seasonal Workers

The grocer offers competitive pay, benefits.

October 08, 2021

Kroger Employee in a store

CINCINNATI—Kroger is aiming to hire 20,000 seasonal employees, according to a press release. The grocer is looking to fill positions in retail, e-commerce, manufacturing, supply chain, merchandising, logistics, corporate and pharmacy and health-care roles.

"It's an exciting time to work in grocery retail, and as one of the leading retailers and employers in America, we're committed to offering associates a culture of opportunity and career with purpose, competitive pay and benefits and flexible schedules,” said Tim Massa, Kroger's senior vice president and chief people officer.

Kroger offers benefits including an average hourly wage of more than $16 nationally, and when coupled with benefits, total compensation is more than $21 an hour. The grocer also offers continued education and tuition reimbursement, training and development programs, free counseling, flexible scheduling and advanced pay.

The grocer will hold virtual and on-site interviews on Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 2-5 p.m. ET.

Target announced it is hiring fewer seasonal workers this year and is giving current store employees five million more hours, resulting in more than $75 million more in pay. The big box store also announced it is hiring an additional 30,000 supply chain workers. Target said it is paying its team members an extra $2 an hour if they work on a Saturday or Sunday between Nov. 20 and Dec. 19, as well as Friday, Dec. 24 and Sunday, Dec. 26.

Kroger and Instacart recently partnered to offer customers 30-minute delivery on fresh food, household essentials, meal solutions and snacks. Kroger is the first grocery retailer to offer a national convenience delivery solution.