Kroger is going on a hiring spree in 2017! The company says it’s planning to hire 10,000 employees to fill permanent positions in its grocery stores.

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Looking for a job? Kroger is hiring!

Over the last eight years, Kroger says it has added 86,000 permanent, new jobs. 

"Kroger's growth trajectory continues to create opportunities for our people to advance their careers – and to do that in a fun, team environment with great benefits," said Tim Massa, Kroger's group vice president of human resources and labor relations. "We're looking for associates who are passionate about people and about food, and who want to make a difference for our customers, communities and each other."

The company is also committed to hiring veterans. It hired more than 9,000 last year alone.

Kroger has 443,000 associates in 2,796 retail food stores, which operate under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia.

You can visit jobs.kroger.com to search for opportunities in your area and apply online.

The announcement from Kroger comes after two other retailers that sell groceries, Amazon and Walmart, announced massive hiring plans for the next 12 to 18 months. 

Amazon has pledged to create 100,000 new jobs and Walmart plans to add 10,000 positions

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