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08/10/2021

Dollar Tree hosting hiring event at distribution centers; offering sign-on bonus

Marianne Wilson
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Dollar Tree is looking to hire workers for its distribution centers as it gears up for the holiday selling season amid a competitive labor market.

The discounter will hold a hiring event on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time, at each of its 26 U.S. distribution centers. The available positions include management, as well as full- and part-time order fillers, equipment operators, maintenance technicians and warehouse associates. Dollar Tree said that qualified full- and part-time hourly-paid direct labor warehouse and maintenance employees hired between June 27, 2021 and September 4, 2021 will be eligible for a $1,000 sign-on bonus and can also begin earning incentive pay where applicable. (The sign-on bonuses will be paid after 90 days of service.) 

Candidates at the hiring events will meet members from human resources and operations for on-the-spot interviews and same-day offers. 

In May, Dollar Tree reported first-quarter sales and earnings that topped analysts’ estimates and reiterated its plan to open 600 new stores and to renovate 1,250 Family Dollar stores in fiscal 2021. 

“We are seeking hardworking and dependable men and women for immediate opportunities on our warehouse team in a fast-paced, automated distribution network servicing Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores across the country,” said Michael Lech, chief logistics officer. “Along with flexible work schedules and competitive pay, our company provides one of the best warehouse benefits packages in the industry, including tuition reimbursement for full-time associates. We are focused on our associates’ safety, as well as ongoing training and development, and we have numerous opportunities for career growth within the organization.”
 
In 2020, Dollar Tree introduced DailyPay, which allows all employees to instantly receive their earnings in between traditional paydays. The program makes any day a day to get paid, the retailer said.

To support its commitment to providing employees with career development and educational opportunities, the retailer recently launched ValuED, its education assistance program. The program provides employees with financial support and offers a wide range of development opportunities to promote upward mobility within the organization. Full-time associates are eligible for tuition discounts and reimbursement allowances for college degrees and GED programs, as well as language courses.

[Read More: Dollar Tree to open 600 stores in 2021; expanding new ‘combination store’ concept]

Dollar Tree operated 15,772 stores across 48 states and five Canadian provinces as of May 1, 2021. Stores operate under the brands of Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, and Dollar Tree Canada.