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Yesterday, MNB took note of an announcement by Kroger that it will hold a nationwide hiring event on Saturday, May 14, with a plan to hire 14,000 employees.

However, I screwed something up in my reporting. Kroger pointed out to me yesterday that while the official announcement talked about the hiring being for "permanent" positions, I conflated this to mean "full-time." Which they are not.

The Kroger spokesperson told me that the jobs are both full-time and part-time, and pointed out that "it is important to note that 70% of our store managers today – who as you know run multimillion dollar businesses – began their Kroger career in entry level, part-time positions. That’s a good indicator of the opportunity culture we strive for in our company."

I jumped to a conclusion and was wrong. My apologies to Kroger, which deserved better.

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.
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