Kroger bringing 600 jobs to Ohio at two new stores

Supermarket chain Kroger recently announced that it will build two new stores in Ohio, which will bring 600 jobs to the area, the Dayton Daily News reported. 

The new stores will be located in Centerville and Fairborn and are expected to cause $40 million in economic growth. The Centerville store is slated to open in July, while the opening of the Fairborn store is expected to be in August. 

Kroger currently has more than 8,100 employees in the area, the source noted. 

"Kroger's growth trajectory continues to create opportunities for our people to advance their careers – and to do that in a fun, team environment with great benefits," said Kroger's group Vice President of Human Resources and Labor Relations Tim Massa, according to the Dayton Daily News. 

The expansion follows Kroger's announcement in January that it wants to fill 10,000 jobs across the country, as reported by the Cincinnati Business Courier. Last year, the company hired 12,000 new employees, which helped bring its current workforce to 443,000. The source noted that 2014 marked the biggest year for hiring at Kroger's in the past 10 years, with the company bringing on 25,000 new workers. 

The new stores will be located in Centerville and Fairborn and are expected to cause $40 million in economic growth.