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06/21/2022

Dollar General prepares for hiring blitz

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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Dollar General is focusing on new hires.

Dollar General is hosting a one-day nationwide interview event.

On Wednesday, June 22, 2022 from 1-5 p.m. local time, Dollar General stores and distribution centers will be offering on-site interviews. In addition, Dollar General’s private fleet will be offering interview days in select markets, and some distribution centers are interviewing on additional days throughout the month of June.

Opportunities at retail stores include roles as part-time sales associates, part-time and full-time lead sales associates, assistant managers, store managers, district managers and regional directors. With more than 75% of store leadership roles being placed internally, Dollar General offers opportunities for advancement including promotion of part-time sales associate to lead sales associate generally within six months, and to assistant store manager within 18 months of hire.

Dollar General keeps up with rapid growth
In March 2022, the discounter said it plans to create about 10,000 new jobs in 2022, which would increase its current workforce by 6%. The new jobs will come through growth in new stores, distribution centers and private fleet.

Dollar General is on track to open 1,110 new stores,  and execute 1,750 remodels in 2022. The openings include 100 new Popshelf locations. In the U.S., Dollar General’s store plans include the acceleration of its Popshelf concept as it looks to nearly triple the store count. Launched in fall 2020, Popshelf is targeted at wealthier, younger and suburban shoppers who love looking for a good deal, with the vast majority of items priced at $5 or less. 

Looking further out, the retailer is targeting a total of approximately 1,000 Popshelf locations by fiscal year-end 2025. Dollar General is also testing an in-store Popshelf format. It has opened 14 Popshelf shops inside its larger format DG Markets, with more to come.

The company also plans to add new traditional and DG Fresh distribution centers and further expand its private fleet network.

Distribution center hiring event dates:
Every Tuesday 9-11am; 6-8pm: Janesville, Wisc.

Every Wednesday 2-4pm: Bowling Green, Kent.

Every Wednesday: San Antonio, Texas

June 22, 25, 29 and July 2: Amsterdam, N.Y.

Private fleet hiring dates:
June 21: Longview, Texas and Clayton, N.C.

June 23: Alachua, Fla.

June 24: Jackson, Ga.

July 20: Bessemer, Ala.

July 21: Montgomery, Ala.

“At Dollar General, we celebrate drive and reward initiative, providing several paths to grow your education and career with the company,” said Kathy Reardon, Dollar General executive VP and chief people officer. “As a mature retailer in growth mode, including our continued expansion of our newest store concept, Popshelf, and our recently announced expansion into Mexico, we look forward to sharing with interested applicants details about the opportunities at Dollar General and how they can join a team whose collective mission is serving others.”

[Read more: Dollar General to open 1,110 stores in 2022; plans international expansion]

A complete list of current opportunities is available at https://careers.dollargeneral.com.

Based in Goodlettsville, Tenn., Dollar General operated 18,356 stores in 47 states as of April 29, 2022.