Dollar General offers discount to all health care workers, National Guard

Posted at 12:59 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 12:59:08-04

Dollar General announces it will offer a discount to all medical personnel, first responders and activated National Guardsmen.

Dollar General says beginning Monday health officials will be offered a ten percent discount by presenting employee badge or ID amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"At Dollar General, we are deeply appreciative for the ongoing and brave work that our medical professionals, first responder communities and National Guard activated continue to perform during these unprecedented times,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO.

Dollar General will offer the discount until April 30, but plans to extend based on the status of the pandemic.

The company also says it plans to invest approximately $35 million in bonuses for all eligible store, distribution center and private fleet employees who work during a six-week period beginning in mid-March.

Dollar General is also providing all employees with an ongoing 30 percent discount on its private brands through May 4.

The company announced last week its plans to hire 500,000 employees by April, doubling its normal hiring rate.

All Dollar General stores are also dedicating the first hour each morning to senior customers.

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