Dollar General is on a hiring spree.
The discount chain announced today that it plans to hire as many as 20,000 people for jobs across its stores and distribution centers, as well as transportation and corporate operations. It shared that it would host in-person and virtual hiring events from April 19 through April 23.
“As a rapidly growing company, we are proud to provide individuals with opportunities to start or advance their careers while serving as a positive economic presence in each community we call home,” EVP and chief people officer Kathy Reardon said in a statement. “The power of coupling our mission of ‘Serving Others’ with one of our key operating priorities — investing in our diverse teams through development, empowerment and inclusion — makes DG an employer of choice, and we look forward to welcoming new employees to come grow with our DG family this spring.”
Among the available roles are regional directors, district managers, store managers, assistant store managers, part-time and full-time lead sales associates and part-time sales associates at Dollar General’s 17,000-plus stores across 46 states. It is also hiring for positions within its general warehouse, human resources, inventory control, maintenance, training and administration teams.
In addition, the Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based company is seeking drivers to expand its private fleet program, which has grown from 80 tractors at the end of the 2017 fiscal year to more than 700 tractors and upwards of 550 drivers this spring.
As for benefits, Dollar General shared that it offers day-one telemedicine with no co-pay as well as health insurance coverage, 401K savings and retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave and adoption assistance to eligible employees.
Even as government-mandated lockdowns forced the closures of stores from coast to coast amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Dollar General has remained open to the public due to its status as an essential retailer. Notably, it distributed up to $173 million in “employee appreciation bonuses” last year and made a $5.25 million donation to its namesake Employee Assistance Foundation to help support financially struggling team members amid the pandemic.
What’s more, the company made headlines early this year when it became the first major nationwide chain to announce that it would compensate employees for getting vaccinated. As previously announced, Dollar General will provide “frontline” hourly workers with a one-time payment equivalent to four hours of their regular pay following their inoculation. It said it would also provide salaried team members with “additional store labor hours” to accommodate their time away from the store.