Ralphs to employ military veterans in its supermarkets

Ralphs Grocery Company will be holding open interviews for all military veterans and their family members on Wednesday, November 9. The one-day hiring event is part of a company-wide initiative to fill an estimated 400 positions in its 197 stores.

“Ralphs 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 Valerie Jabbar, president of Ralphs. “Ralphs is a place where you can come for a job and stay for a career,” she added, noting that the majority of Ralphs store managers started as part-time clerks.

Ralphs has a long history of supporting our nation’s military members and veterans. Through its Honoring Our Heroes program, Ralphs along with its parent company, The Kroger Co., has raised more than $12 million since 2010 to help support USO programs, which represents the largest cumulative gift to the USO in its nearly 75-year history.

Ralphs Grocery Company was founded in 1873 and currently operates 197 supermarkets from its headquarters in Los Angeles. Last year, Ralphs contributed more than $6 million to support education, hunger relief, women’s health and local nonprofit organizations in the communities served by the company’s stores. Ralphs is a subsidiary of The Kroger Co., (NYSE: KR), one of the nation’s largest food retailers, based in Cincinnati, Ohio.