Kroger offers jobs to 14-year-old candidates who have valid work permits. Some positions at Kroger do require workers to be older, however. For example, a person must be at least 18 to work as a butcher or to have a job that requires handling tobacco.
Jobs that involve handling alcohol require an older age and depend on individual state laws. A 14-year-old must fill out an application, take an assessment, and pass a pre-employment drug test and a background check to be offered a position. Kroger keeps applications on file for up to 60 days. Once that time has passed, candidates need to fill out new applications.