Foods Co Stores to Hold Open Interviews Sept. 15 for Veterans and Their Families

Nationwide, Kroger Family of Stores Hiring 20,000 Employees

Aug 31, 2015, 18:12 ET from Foods Co

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Foods Co stores serving Central and Northern California, along with the entire Kroger family of stores, will hold open interviews on Tues., Sept. 15, for all veterans and their family members. Nationwide, The Kroger Co. is hiring to fill an estimated 20,000 permanent positions in its supermarket divisions.

Veterans and their family members need only to fill out an application online at by Sept. 13, and then return to a store on Sept. 15, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (no appointment necessary). Interviews will be held at 22 Foods Co stores serving the Central Valley from Bakersfield to Fresno, Monterey County, the Sacramento Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Foods Co along with the entire Kroger family of stores hired more than 6,000 veterans in 2014, and have hired more than 29,000 veterans since 2009 as part of their 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, Foods Co along with the entire Kroger family of stores are 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.

"We are honored to offer our military veterans, who have heroically served our nation and defended our freedoms, the opportunity to work at Foods Co," said Bryan Kaltenbach, president of Foods Co.

"We know that veterans offer unique skills and experiences that can contribute significantly to our goal of being the finest supermarket in each community in which we operate. Our commitment to hire veterans affirms the value we place on our military men and women because no one who has fought for our country overseas should have to fight for a job at home."

The online application requests an email address, employment history and education information and takes about 30 minutes to complete. Foods Co is asking applicants to input the hashtag #HonoringOurHeroes in the "Search by keyword" field at the top of when applying online to be eligible for an in-store interview on September 15.

Through the Honoring Our Heroes program, Foods Co along with the entire Kroger family of 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.

About Foods Co
Foods Co is a member of the Southern California-based Food 4 Less Stores family of supermarkets. Food 4 Less operates 131 price-impact, warehouse-format supermarkets under the banners Food 4 Less in Southern California, Illinois and Indiana, and Foods Co in Central and Northern California, from its headquarters in Compton, CA. Food 4 Less is a subsidiary of The Kroger Co., (NYSE: KR), one of the nation's largest grocery retailers, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information about Food 4 Less, please visit our website at