Kroger to host a veteran and military family virtual career expo on Nov. 9

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CINCINNATI, Ohio , November 2, 2023 (press release) –

Retailer hosts Veteran Career Expo Event and offers military discount for Veterans Day

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced it will host a veteran and military family virtual career expo on Thursday, November 9 from 2-5 p.m. ET.

"Service members and veterans have made great sacrifices to guarantee the freedoms that America enjoys. Kroger is proud to honor our heroes by offering a meaningful career for those who have served, including military service members and their families," said Tim Massa, senior vice president and chief people officer at Kroger. "By embracing veterans experiences and skills, we are building a stronger workforce and stronger communities."

The Veteran Career Expo will provide an opportunity for veterans and their families to learn more about career opportunities with the Kroger Family of Companies and participate in one-on-one conversations about their passion and interest to help them match to career paths and opportunities. The virtual event will also spotlight Kroger veteran leaders to provide insight on the veteran experience within the organization. Candidates may register for the career expo here.

Kroger is committed to providing opportunities that support the unique needs of our veterans, transitioning service members and their families. In the last 10 years, Kroger hired more than 50,000 veterans in-stores, technology, logistics and more.

"As a former Kroger store leader and Top Women in Grocery honoree, I'm proud to refer friends and fellow veterans to explore the myriad of opportunities with an organization who respects and honors the many sacrifices endured by military veterans," said Cora R. Mauzy, a member of the Veteran's ARG and operational project leader. "You can be confident that your leadership and communication skills will be maximized and recognized on various levels and platforms."

Kroger will also honor active and former military members and their dependents with a 10 percent discount in stores nationwide on Veterans Day. On Saturday, November 11, all service members, veterans and their dependents with a valid military ID are eligible for the promotion. Kroger veteran associates can take advantage of the savings on top of their 10 percent Our Brands discount, saving 20 percent on Veterans Day. *

A longtime supporter of service members and military families, Kroger contributed more than $41 million to the United Service Organizations (USO), recognized as the largest cumulative donor in the organization's 82-year history. Kroger continues to support veteran associates through the Veterans Associate Resource Group (ARG), which unites Kroger veterans and veteran supporters with the common purpose of highlighting the talents and strengths of associates with military experience through education, mentoring and networking while supporting veterans in need within local communities.

In 2023, Kroger committed a more than $770 million incremental investment in its associates, building on the $1.9 billion in incremental investments in wages and comprehensive benefits the company has made since 2018, which has raised the average hourly rate to $18 or $23.50 per hour with comprehensive benefits.

The Kroger Co. offers resources, benefits and training to support and develop associates, including:

  • Wages & Benefits: Provides comprehensive compensation packages, including competitive salaries and wages, healthcare and retirement
  • Continued Education & Tuition Reimbursement: Offers up to $21,000 for both part-time and full-time associates to pursue educational opportunities. Since its inception, this program has contributed more than $38.8 million to empower more than 15,000 associates to further their education, with 87% of the recipients being store associates
  • Training & Development: Provides on-demand, role-specific training and resources through internal channels and modern learning platforms, as well as leadership, career advancement and diversity, equity and inclusion training
  • Health & Wellness: Supports associates' safety, health and well-being through resources like The Well-Being Assistant powered by Magellan Health, that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and offers free counseling sessions and BetterHelp virtual counseling
  • Financial Coaching: Provides free financial counseling through the Goldman Sachs Ayco tool, giving associates access to coaches as well as online tools and resources to create a savings plan, learn how to avoid common financial pitfalls and explore opportunities to maximize all available company benefits
  • Perks & Discounts: Provides flexible scheduling, discounts on groceries, electronics, streaming services, travel and more

To learn more about pursuing a career at The Kroger Co. or apply for an open role visit: thekrogerco.com/careers.

*Excludes alcohol, tobacco products, fuel, money orders, taxes, postage stamps, Gift Cards/Certificates, lottery, promotional tickets, CRV, prescriptions and guest or customer services/fees. Must use Rewards Card or Shopper's Card to earn reward. Fred Meyer discount includes 10% off on Our Brands including Fred Meyer, Kroger, Simple Truth and more. Learn more about Fred Meyer military discount here.

About Kroger
At The  Kroger  Co. (NYSE: KR), we are dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spiritâ„¢. We are, across our family of companies nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless digital shopping experience and retail food stores under a variety of  banner names , serving America through food inspiration and uplift, and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. To learn more about us, visit our newsroom and investor relations site.

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