Dollar General plans to nearly double its normal hiring rate amid heightened demand for household essentials.
The discounter said it plans to add up to 50,000 employees by the end of April. The positions are across its network, which includes more than 16,300 stores in 45 states, 17 traditional distribution centers, five fresh cold storage facilities and its private fleet network.
Dollar General said it anticipates the majority of the new roles to be temporary. But it noted that it has a history providing long-term career growth opportunities to some of these new employees
“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 VP and chief people officer. “The Dollar General family continues to do its part in helping our customers and neighbors during these unprecedented times.”