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CINCINNATI – Kroger plans to hire 10,000 new workers across its national grocery brands via a one-day recruitment event slated for Thursday.

The Cincinnati-based grocer’s hybrid event will feature both in-store and virtual interviews for prospective staff in its retail, e-commerce, pharmacy, manufacturing and logistical operations, CNBC reported.

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According to Fox Business, the hiring event will fill available positions at the company’s namesake Kroger stores, as well as at its more than a dozen brands, including Fred Meyer, Harris Teeter, Ralphs and Dillons. The company also owns the e-commerce company Home Chef and Fred Meyer Jewelers.

“At the Kroger family of companies, our purpose, to feed the human spirit, shapes our culture and fuels our growth strategy, and our need for 10,000 more friendly and engaged associates reflects the acceleration of our business and position as one of the top retailers and employers in the U.S.,” Dawn Gilmore, Kroger’s talent acquisition chief, said in a prepared statement.

Although the grocer added an estimated 100,000 employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Kroger spokesperson told CNBC that many of those workers have since returned to their pre-pandemic employers.

Other grocery chains that have recently ramped up hiring include Albertsons, Aldi, Lidl, Publix, Stop and Shop and 7-Eleven, Fox Business reported.

Interested applicants are encouraged to register for the hiring event at