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Good news for Kroger employees: Food Lion wants to hire 300 people

July 8, 2018

Kroger in Garner Storefront

Kroger employees that will lose their jobs when stores close next month can apply for jobs at a different grocery store on Friday.

Food Lion is hosting three job fairs in the Triangle in Raleigh, Cary and Durham. According to Food Lion, the chain is looking to hire about 300 full time and part-time jobs. That’s good news for Kroger employees who will be without a job on August 14.

Last month, Kroger announced it would close all of its 14 stores in the area.

On Thursday, Kroger announced that it will lay off more people than what was originally estimated. According to Kroger, 118 people at each store will lose their jobs -- that’s a total of 1,652 people.

Originally, company representatives said it would be about 1,500 employees.

Kroger owns Harris Teeter, and many of the stores closing in the Triangle will become Harris Teeters.

However, reps say there’s no guarantee those losing their jobs will get a job at the new Harris Teeters taking over.

Those interested in working for Food Lion can check out three jobs fairs between 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday. The locations include:

Kroger will also host a two-day job fair on July 17 and July 18 for employees who will lose their jobs. About two dozen companies will be there.

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