Cincinnati — The Kroger Co. has been named Employer of the Year by the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities. The Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities fosters the employment of young people with disabilities.
The Bridges from School to Work program run by the Marriott Foundation helps more than one thousand young people enter the workforce annually as they leave high school, and partners with Kroger to place young people with disabilities in its stores in cities across the U.S.
"We are honored to receive this recognition from the Marriott Foundation," said Katy Barclay, Kroger's senior VP of human resources. "We have a long tradition of hiring people with disabilities, especially on our front lines serving customers. We thank the Marriott Foundation for the valuable work they do to help businesses meet their workforce development needs."