The following is a release from the Kroger Company:
Fred Meyer and QFC will hold open interviews on Tuesday, Sept. 15, for all veterans and their family members. The two companies are hiring to fill more than 1,500 positions in their stores. Nationwide, The Kroger Co. is hiring to fill an estimated 20,000 permanent positions in its supermarket divisions.
Veterans and their family members need to fill out an application online at jobs.fredmeyer.com or jobs.qfc.com by Sept. 13, and then return to a store on Sept. 15, between10 a.m. and 1 p.m. There is no need for an appointment.
The online application requests an email address, employment history, and education information and takes about 30 minutes to complete. Fred Meyer and QFC are asking applicants to input the hashtag #HonoringOurHeroes in the “Search by keyword” field at the top of jobs.fredmeyer.com or jobs.qfc.com when applying online to be eligible for an in-store interview on September 15.
Kroger hired more than 6,000 veterans in 2014, and has hired more than 29,000 veterans since 2009 as part of its commitment to active duty troops and the nation’s 23 million veterans through “Honoring Our Heroes,” a multi-faceted program the company designed to show its deep gratitude.
In addition, Kroger is proud to have helped the “100,000 Jobs Mission” surpass its original goal in January 2014, seven years early. The “100,000 Jobs Mission” is a coalition of more than 130 companies with the common goal of hiring more than 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020.
“Fred Meyer is deeply committed to the nation’s veterans and their families, and we are honored to offer them career opportunities,” said Lynn Gust, president of Fred Meyer Stores.
“QFC is a place where you can come for a job and stay for a career,” said Dennis Gibson, president of QFC stores. “We look forward to bringing these great role models and citizens onto our team.”
Through the Honoring Our Heroes program, Kroger stores have raised more than $11.9 million since 2010 to help support USO programs, which represents the largest cumulative gift to the USO in its nearly 75-year history.