Kroger has now joined the list of stores looking for more seasonal help as the holidays approach. While it's pretty obvious that stores like Kohl's and Target need more help for all the gift-buying, grocery stores also see an increase in sales and need some extra hands to help with all those turkeys and pumpkin pies. To help customers get what they need for their holiday dinners, Kroger is hiring around 14,000 part-time workers for the season. The grocery chain has stores in 35 states and the District of Columbia. It also operates multiple stores under the names King Soopers, City Market, Fred Meyer, Baker's, QFC, Harris Teeter and Roundy’s. A variety of jobs are available if you search "seasonal" on Kroger's website. One job posting, for example, is for a retail hourly associate at a Fred Meyer store in Washington. The posting states they are accepting applications for all positions including cashier, parcel, general merchandise clerk, apparel clerk, electronics clerk, grocery clerk, produce clerk, meat clerk, deli clerk and bakery clerk. The duties for those positions range from preparing gourmet dishes and making sandwiches to building displays and assisting customers with checkout and bagging their groceries. You do not need a specific education level or any certifications to apply for any of the jobs, you just need to be energetic, friendly and fun. If none of those sound appealing, you could be a barista at one of the coffee kiosks at a Fred Meyer store in Idaho or a florist at a few different locations, including Oregon. Just click here to view all the available positions.
More Seasonal Job Openings
If you don't live near a store owned by Kroger, there are plenty of other stores also looking for help. Nordstrom is hiring more than 13,000 employees for the holidays and UPS is looking for help delivering packages. Target is also adding more than 100,000 new team members and Macy’s and JCPenney are hiring 80,000 and 40,000 seasonal workers, respectively.