Harris Teeter hiring for 5,000-plus, paying bonuses

Harris Teeter hiring for 5,000-plus, paying bonuses
(CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL)

CHARLOTTE — Harris Teeter expects to hire more than 5,000 employees for retail and distribution positions across its footprint. The Matthews-based grocer, a subsidiary of The Kroger Co., is looking to fill those slots amid high demand for essential food and household products tied to the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, outbreak.

“We are committed to helping our neighbors-in-need, including the many restaurant and food service industry employees that have been displaced from their jobs, ” says Rod Antolock, president of Harris Teeter.

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Harris Teeter also announced Tuesday it will provide hourly employees in its retail, distribution center, manufacturing and corporate offices a one-time bonus if they started with the company on or before March 1.

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