Dollar Tree looking to hire ‘thousands’

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Dollar Tree will hold a nationwide hiring event on Oct. 20.

Dollar Tree is holding another hiring event as it ramps up for growth and the holiday season amid a severe labor crunch.

The discounter said is looking to hire “thousands” of employees at its Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores and 26 U.S. distribution centers during its sixth annual nationwide hiring event.  On-the-spot interviews will be conducted at the company’s stores and distribution centers across the country on Wednesday, October 20, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time.  

This is Dollar Tree’s second hiring event in two months. In August, Dollar Tree held an event at its distribution centers.

Citing its growth and anticipated need this holiday season, Dollar Tree has permanent full- and part-time positions available in the roles of store managers, assistant store managers, cashiers, customer service representatives, and stocking associates, as well as seasonal help. The open positions at the distribution centers include management, order fillers, equipment operators, maintenance technicians and warehouse associates.

Similar to other retailers, Dollar Tree is challenged by a labor shortage that has hit the retail industry particularly hard. The number of retail job openings reached 1.2 million in July (the latest month for which statistics were available) compared to 876,000 last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And in a just-released survey by Axonify, nearly 50% of all frontline workers said they are planning to leave their current jobs

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“In anticipation of a busy holiday season as friends and families plan to gather together for more in-person celebrations, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar are excited to bring aboard motivated individuals as we provide our customers with extreme value on their seasonal essentials and new items weekly,” stated Betty Click, chief human resources officer, Dollar Tree. “We offer a broad range of store, field, and logistics positions to fit each associate’s needs, availability, and career aspirations.”

In 2020, Dollar Tree introduced DailyPay, a voluntary benefit that empowers associates to receive their earnings in between traditional paydays. The program makes any day a day to get paid.

More recently, the retailer launched ValuED, an education assistance program. The program provides associates with financial support and offers a wide range of development opportunities for 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.

Dollar Tree operated 15,865 stores across 48 states and five Canadian provinces as of July 31, 2021. Stores operate under the banners of Dollar Tree, Family Dollar and Dollar Tree Canada.