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Kroger hires 4,000 veterans and their family members in one day

As a result of its one-day Honoring our Heroes hiring event in November, the Kroger Co. hired more than 4,000 military veterans and their family members.kroger

"I'm so proud of our store teams for their outstanding efforts during our national hiring event in November," Tim Massa, Kroger's group vice president of human resources and labor relations, said in a press release. "We can all be proud of hiring 4,000 veterans and family members in one day. We are delighted to welcome them to our Kroger family."

Last month's veteran-focused hiring event performed better than Kroger's first one-day Honoring our Heroes hiring event, which was held on Sept. 15, 2015 and resulted in the company hiring 2,000 military veterans and their family members.

Kroger has hired more than 35,000 veterans since 2009 as part of its commitment to active duty troops and the nation's 23 million veterans.

Through the Honoring Our Heroes program, Kroger's family of stores have donated more than $18 million since 2010 to help support USO programs, which represents the largest cumulative gift to the USO in its nearly 75-year history.