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Smith’s Holding Interviews for Veterans, Families Sept. 15

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Smith’s, and the entire Kroger family of stores, will hold open interviews on Tues., Sept. 15, for all veterans and their family members. Smith’s is hiring to fill an estimated 250 positions in its stores. 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 on application online at jobs.smithsfoodanddrug.com by Sept. 13, and then return to a store on Sept. 15, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (no appointment necessary). Smith’s is asking applicants to input the hashtag #HonoringOurHeroes in the “Search by keyword” field at the top of jobs.smiths.com when applying online.

The online application requests an email address, employment history and education information and takes about 30 minutes to complete.

Kroger hired more than 6,000 veterans in 2014, and has hired more than 29,000 veterans since 2009 as part of its 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, Kroger is 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.

“Smith’s is deeply committed to the nation’s veterans and their families, and we continue to seek out opportunities to honor heroes through career opportunities,” said Peter Barth, vice president of human resources for Smith’s. “Smith’s is a place where you can come for a job and stay for a career,” she said, noting that about 70 percent of Kroger’s store managers started as part-time clerks.

Through the Honoring Our Heroes program, Kroger 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.

Smith’s operates 8 locations in Northern Nevada. For more information, please visit www.smithsfoodanddrug.com.

Smith’s is a division of the Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR), one of the nation’s largest retail grocers. From its division office in Salt Lake City, Smith’s 17,000 associates serve customers in 139 stores throughout seven western states.

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