Kroger to Add Nearly 650 Jobs at New Ohio Centers
By Dan Sewell
CINCINNATI (AP) — Grocery giant Kroger Co. plans to bring nearly 650 jobs to new centers in a suburban city in southwest Ohio.
Kroger and Ohio officials announced Monday the $46 million investment by Kroger in buildings and renovations for a distribution center and a business administration center for customer service, human resources recruiting and digital innovation in Blue Ash.Kroger spokesman Keith Dailey said the new jobs will represent a cross-section of positions including people involved in mobile shopping technology and call-center employees for Kroger pharmacy customer service.
The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a 10-year tax credit for the project. JobsOhio, the state's private economic development agency, says it will also provide assistance.
Cincinnati-based Kroger employs nearly 400,000 employees across operations that generated $108.5 billion in sales last year.