RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Kroger will be closing its Creedmoor Road store in Raleigh on Tuesday, five weeks ahead of schedule, the company announced Monday.
According to a press release from the company, the new tenants, Crunch Fitness, requested that the store be closed earlier than planned.
The employees at the store at 6300-150 Creedmoor Road will be transferred to other Kroger stores in the Triangle, according to the release.
The remaining 13 Kroger locations in the Triangle are still expected to close Aug. 14.
The company announced on July 3 that they will be holding a job fair for the 1,500 employees who will lose their jobs when Kroger closes.
The fair will be held from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on July 17 and 18 at the Hampton Inn Airport/Brier Creek, located at 8021 Arco Corporate Drive in Raleigh. The company will be offering resume writing assistance as part of the job fair. The resume writing help will begin at 10 a.m. both days, the company said.
The job fair is being held for full-and part-time associates who are interested in other employment opportunities.
The North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services will also participate in the fair. The NCDVRS provides support services to people with disabilities.
The following employers confirmed that they will attend the job fair:
- Food Lion
- Lowe’s Foods
- Sherwin Williams
- Allied Universal
- Croasdaile Village
- NC State Dining
- UNC Chapel Hill Carolina Dining Services
- Washington Duke Inn
- JB Duke Inn
- Public Safety of NC
- Budget Car Rental
- Avis Car Rental
- Work Personnel Services
- Right at Home
The company said it's possible other employers may join the event.
“We appreciate the commitment of these companies to discuss employment opportunities with our associates,” said Allison McGee, corporate affairs manager of Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic Division, in a press release. “We’re making every effort to assist our associates in finding employment.”
The company will close all of its Triangle locations by Aug. 14. Approximately 1,500 employees will lose their jobs as a result of the closings. More than half of those employees are part-time workers.
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