Dollar General stores plans to nearly double its usual hiring rate and add up to 50,000 employees by the end of April. This will help the Company continue to meet the needs of its customers, given the ongoing heightened demand for household essentials.
“We are proud to serve as one of America’s essential retailers, and we believe our customers are relying on us now more than ever to provide an affordable, convenient retail option,” said Kathy Reardon, senior vice president and chief people officer, Dollar General. in an official release. “The Dollar General family continues to do its part in helping our customers and neighbours during these unprecedented times. We invite individuals looking to start or grow a career, as well as those whose jobs may have been temporarily impacted by COVID-19, to apply for opportunities and help us further our mission of serving others.”
At present, Dollar General is operating in over 16,300 stores in 45 states of the US. The Company also operates 17 traditional distribution centres, five DG Fresh cold storage facilities and its private fleet network.
In order to support its dedicated staff, the Company also provides them with competitive wages, world-class and award-winning training and development programmes and expansive benefits. The benefits it offers include day-one eligibility for telemedicine, health insurance coverage options, 401K savings and retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, Dollar General’s Employee Assistance Foundation, paid parental leave, adoption assistance and much more.
While Dollar General currently anticipates the majority of these roles to be temporary, the Company has a strong track record of career growth. It plans to provide long-term career growth opportunities to some of these new employees. In the past five years alone, Dollar General has added approximately 35,000 net new jobs to the American economy, growing its workforce from 105,000 employees in February 2015, to the more than 143,000-strong current workforce.