You’ve probably noticed your local grocery store is getting busier as the holidays approach.
All those shoppers out buying turkey, canned pumpkin, eggnog and cookie ingredients are going to need some extra customer service.
To meet that need, The Kroger Co. is hiring roughly 14,000 part-time workers this holiday season, according to a company press release. The grocery chain has stores in 35 states and the District of Columbia. It operates multiple stores under the company’s banner, including Fred Meyer, QFC, Harris Teeter and Roundy’s.
A variety of positions are available.
For example, a job posting for a Fred Meyer store in Portland, Oregon, states it’s hiring for cashiers, parcel workers, general merchandise clerks, apparel clerks, electronics clerks, grocery clerks, produce clerks, meat clerks, deli clerks and bakery clerks.
Job duties will vary by position.
Want to become a grocery clerk? A job posting for that position at a store in Marietta, Georgia, states that workers will need to perform duties such as:
- Providing outstanding customer service
- Keeping stores clean and safe
- Helping meet sales and profit goals
- Labeling, stocking and taking inventory of merchandise
- Ensuring the freshness of products
Good communication skills, knowledge of basic math and the ability to manage stressful situations are needed for this role. Retail experience and proficiency in another language are desired.
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Nicole Dow is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.
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