HOUSTON — Kroger is hiring during the coronavirus emergency.
The grocery store giant said it's looking to fill 10,000 positions during this time of need.
Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen said the company has already hired more than 2,00 people and is looking to hire more.
"We're hiring every day. We have relationships with several different other industries where they're directing their people to us," McMullen reportedly said.
Kroger is looking to fill positions in its plants, warehouses and stores.
Kroger currently has about 460,000 employees.
During the coronavirus emergency, Kroger has already reduced store hours in order to grant time to its employees to restock and clean.
Kroger retweeted this tweet from CNBC:
Most healthy people will have mild symptoms. A study of more than 72,000 patients by the Centers for Disease Control in China showed 80 percent of the cases there were mild.
But infections can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death, according to the World Health Organization. Older people with underlying health conditions are most at risk.
The CDC believes symptoms may appear anywhere from two to 14 days after being exposed.
Human coronaviruses are usually spread through...
- The air by coughing or sneezing
- Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
- Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands.
Help stop the spread of coronavirus
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Eat and sleep separately from your family members
- Use different utensils and dishes
- Cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hand.
- If you use a tissue, throw it in the trash.
Lower your risk
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- If you are 60 or over and have an underlying health condition such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes or respiratory illnesses like asthma or COPD, the World Health Organization advises you to try to avoid crowds or places where you might interact with people who are sick.
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