Add Dollar General to the growing list of companies trying to hire employees.
The retailer announced today that it plans to hire up to 50,000 people by Labor Day for its more than 17,400 stores, 27 distribution centers, private fleet and store support center .
Dollar General said it was part of its “commitment to ‘serve others’ by helping Americans return to work as the country continues its transition out of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“At Dollar General, we are uniquely positioned as the nation’s largest retailer by number of stores to serve customers through our extensive network and provide them with access to careers in the communities we call home,” said Kathy Reardon, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Dollar General. .
“With more than 17,400 stores located approximately five miles from 75% of the U.S. population, we are excited about the positive impact we can have on today’s job market and on the people who want to join our growing team. .
Dollar General said it expects 1,050 new store openings in fiscal 2021 with positions available in stores, distribution, transportation and corporate operations. You can see all available positions here.
Dollar General offers “telemedicine eligibility from day one with no co-payment, health insurance coverage options, 401K savings and retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave and adoption assistance for eligible employees and the Employee Assistance Foundation ”.
The company has a scholarship program to help employees earn GED and higher education degrees.
Locally, Dollar General plans to build stores in West Hanover Township, Dauphin County, and Liverpool, Perry County.