Dollar General Plans to Hire up to 50,000 Individuals by Labor Day

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:
   

 

 
 
 
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:
   

 

 
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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