REPORT: Supermarket hiring more than 10,000, changing hours as coronavirus spurs panic buying
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Not every business is scaling back amid the coronavirus pandemic. Kroger, one of the largest supermarket chains in the U.S., has openings for thousands of new hires across its various businesses. This news comes as many other companies in the service industry are scaling back due to the pandemic.
The article goes on to state the following:
The grocery chain is hiring for over 10,000 positions nationwide, KPRC reports. Based on Kroger’s website, the open positions are for a variety of jobs, including retail clerks and night crew members, across several different states.
Kroger’s CEO, Rodney McMullen, told CNBC’s Closing Bell, “We have relationships with several different other industries where they’re directing their people to us. We have a ton of openings.”
While this should be good news, many social media users responded to the announcement with criticism, saying the grocery chain should be committed to the lockdown.
Store hours have been adjusted at some of our locations to keep our stores clean, open and stocked and to better serve our customers and support our associates. Thanks for continuing to shop with us, learn more here: https://t.co/7w8RTKbQOQ pic.twitter.com/VvLG3xIqtB
— Kroger (@kroger) March 15, 2020
1. I’ve spend the last week talking to a bunch of employees of @Kroger, the largest supermarket chain in the US
It has 453,000 employees.
And many receive NO PAID SICK LEAVE
The company is maintaining policies that put its staff and the public at riskhttps://t.co/19uNybttHl
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) March 15, 2020
As a Kroger employee, I am alarmed that you are not doing more to keep your employees safe. We should be limiting the amount is customers and staff in the store. You’re calling in every employee even tho there are confirmed cases in our town. We’re NOT getting ahead of this.
— Frankie Mae or Mae Not (@frizzlefreckle) March 15, 2020
The Affected Locations where 2 of our employees tested positive for COVD-19 are:
Monroe, WA 98272
1950 Chestnut Pl
Denver, CO 80202
— Kroger (@kroger) March 16, 2020
*Coronavirus cases worldwide: 396,211
*Total confirmed deaths: 17,250
*Recovered patients: 103,748
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