Milwaukee-based Roundy’s Supermarkets Inc. announced plans Wednesday to hire 700 employees at Pic 'n Save and Metro Market locations across Wisconsin. About 350 will be hired at stores in the southeastern part of the state.
The hiring effort comes as the grocer continues to see "robust demand" at its stores, heading into the holiday season, said James Hyland, vice president of communications and public affairs at Roundy's.
"We need additional help across the board, both full and part-time," Hyland said in a news release.
He added that the company is taking steps to serve customers safely and efficiently in-store as well as through pick-up and delivery options.
While the holiday season has already generated high demand, Roundy's new hires aren't seasonal, according to a company spokesperson who said the company is "looking for people interested in becoming Pick ‘n Save or Metro Market associates and staying long-term."
Roundy’s is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cincinnati-based The Kroger Co. and has 94 Pick ‘n Save stores and 12 Metro Market stores in Wisconsin.
The company said it offers employee benefits, including discounts, medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending account, life insurance, 401(k) savings plan, tuition reimbursement, vacation and time off and an employee assistance program. Potential candidates are encouraged to apply through the Kroger careers site.
"We’re looking for friendly associates who are passionate about people and about food, and who want to make a difference for our customers, communities and each other," said Hyland.
Kroger recently increased its local workforce on the supply chain side of the business, much to the dismay of union workers at its distribution center in Oconomowoc. Teamsters Local 200 last week filed a union grievance with Kroger over the addition of 75 non-union workers to the "already congested" 1.1 million-square-foot facility without prior notice or updates to safety protocols. Union secretary-treasurer Thomas Bennett claimed the move put workers at increased risk of contracting COVID-19 as positive case counts continue to rise across the state.