As the heightened demand for household essentials continues due to coronavirus, Dollar General plans to hire 500,000 employees by April, doubling its normal hiring rate.
“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, Dollar General’s senior vice president and chief people officer.
Reardon says the company invites those looking to start or grow a career, as well as for those whose job may be temporarily impacted by coronavirus, to apply.
Dollar General is seeking employees for its 16,300 stores, 17 distribution centers, cold storage facilities, and its private fleet network.
Dollar General says while mos positions are temporary, the company has a high track record for long-term career growth.
While Dollar General currently anticipates the majority of these roles to be temporary, the company has a strong track record of career growth and anticipates providing long-term career growth opportunities to some of these new employees.