Dollar General Plans to Hire up to 50,000 Individuals by Labor Day
July 14, 2021
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Goodlettsville, Tenn. (July 14, 2021) – Dollar General (NYSE: DG) today announced plans to hire up to 50,000 employees between now and Labor Day, providing career opportunities for individuals in its more than 17,400 stores, 27 distribution centers, its Private Fleet and its Store Support Center. This effort further underscores Dollar General’s commitment to Serving Others by helping Americans get back 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 store count to serve customers through our expansive network and provide access to careers in the communities we call home,” said Kathy Reardon, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief people officer. “With more than 17,400 stores located within approximately five miles of 75 percent of the US population, we’re excited by the favorable impact we can make on the current job market and individuals looking to join our growing team.”
Earlier this year, the Company announced plans to hire more than 20,000 employees during its spring nationwide hiring event. This next effort builds on the success of that program, aiming to support DG’s currently-anticipated 1,050 new store openings in FY 2021 with positions available in store, distribution, transportation and corporate operations.
The Company encourages candidates to review and apply for desired career opportunities online. A comprehensive list of positions is available on Dollar General’s Careers site at www.dollargeneral.com/careers.
Benefits and Award-Winning Training and Development Programs
The opportunity to build a long-term career at DG is one of the most important currencies the Company offers to attract and retain talent. DG invests significant resources into programs focused on improving the well-being of its employees including day-one telemedicine eligibility no co-pay, health insurance coverage options, 401K savings and retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave and adoption assistance to eligible employees and the Employee Assistance Foundation. Additional benefits include:
- Development Opportunities: DG’s market-leading reputation for supporting the development of its employees is illustrated by the numerous members of leadership and approximately 75 percent of recent job placements and current store managers who were promoted from within DG. Further underscoring DG’s continued commitment to this goal is the career path DG offers to entry-level part-time sales associates, who generally may be promoted to lead sales associates within six months and assistant store managers within a year.
- DG University Alliance: DG offers employees an opportunity to advance their education including high school equivalency, associate, bachelor and masters degrees. Through the DG University Alliance Grow, a university partnership and scholarship program allowing employees and their family members to access higher education, participating colleges and universities provide tuition benefits to full and part time employees. The Alliance offers a scholarship program which is available to full time employees who meet applicable criteria.
- ACE Program: DG store managers who complete the Company’s Store Manager Training program are eligible to receive credit hours toward the completion of an undergraduate degree after an evaluation by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®). ACE CREDIT helps adults gain academic credit for courses and examinations taken outside of traditional degree programs.
Career Opportunities at Dollar General
Dollar General’s nationwide recruiting efforts include opportunities for external candidates to join one of America’s fastest-growing retailers in several business operations including:
- Distribution Centers (DCs): DG currently operates traditional (dry) and Fresh DCs that offer opportunities in general warehouse, human resources, inventory control, maintenance, training and administration. Distribution employees are also currently eligible to participate in a referral bonus program.
- Store Operations: Opportunities to support retail stores include roles as regional directors, district managers, store managers, assistant managers, part-time/full-time lead sales associates and part-time sales associates.
- Private Fleet: The Company seeks drivers to join the Dollar General team, where top-of-the-line equipment is ready and waiting for Class A Commercial Drivers Licensed (CDL) drivers. Additionally, Dollar General is currently offering a $5,000 signing bonus to be paid within employees’ first six months of employment.
- Store Support Center: The Company’s corporate headquarters, located near Nashville, Tennessee, is looking to fill a wide range of roles. Interested candidates may visit the DG Careers site and select Corporate Jobs.
Diverse and Inclusive Employment Environment
Dollar General continuously strives to integrate diversity, inclusion and equity into all areas of business because the Company believes a diverse workforce and an inclusive, equitable environment not only contributes to and helps sustain positive business results and growth, but also is key to future success. Throughout the organization, Dollar General strives to create an environment where all employees feel respected, safe to speak up and empowered to grow. This commitment is further elevated through one of the Company’s key operating priorities to “invest in our diverse teams through development, empowerment, and inclusion.”
“Whether it is supporting programs that address the challenges of underserved communities or working to ensure that every DG employee has the opportunity to feel heard and seen, the scope of DG’s efforts reflects the important role we play in creating and maintaining a more diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace,” said Dr. Johné Battle, Dollar General’s vice president of diversity and inclusion.
DG currently has five Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) including the African American ERG, DG Young Professionals ERG, Women’s Professional Network ERG, EQUAL ERG (dedicated to LGBTQIA+ team members and allies) and SERVE (dedicated to military veterans, active service members and supporters). Each group is organized around a chosen commonality and works to leverage differences, support belonging, promote awareness and build a more inclusive culture consistent. DG’s ERGs also focus on cultivating a stronger tie to the communities.
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Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is proud to serve as America’s neighborhood general store. Founded in 1939, Dollar General lives its mission of Serving Others every day by providing access to affordable products and services for its customers, career opportunities for its employees, and literacy and education support for its hometown communities. As of March 3, 2023, the company’s 19,147 Dollar General, DG Market, DGX and pOpshelf stores across the United States and Mi Súper Dollar General stores in Mexico provide everyday essentials including food, health and wellness products, cleaning and laundry supplies, self-care and beauty items, and seasonal décor from our high-quality private brands alongside many of the world’s most trusted brands such as Coca Cola, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, General Mills, Hershey, J.M. Smucker, Kraft, Mars, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and Unilever. Learn more at DollarGeneral.com.