Discount retail chain Dollar General plans on hiring another 10,000 workers by the end of the year as it continues its massive expansion.
As it prepares to add another 1,110 locations, the firm revealed filling the new positions for stores, distribution facilities, and its private fleet of drivers will result in a six percent increase in its present staff.
Dollar General opened its 18,000th store in November and operates locations in 46 states.
Kathy Reardon, Dollar General’s chief people officer, said: “At Dollar General, our employees are the heart of the company and bring our mission of Serving Others to life each day. We are excited to add new opportunities for individuals to start or develop their career through our growing organization, and we look forward to welcoming new talent to the DG family again this year.”
“We continue to make meaningful and positive investments in our hometowns through new store and distribution center growth, which allows us to remain dedicated to support our diverse employees with training, development, advancement and education opportunities,”
Companies throughout the US continue to launch hiring sprees as they seek to fill positions amid a tight labor market brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, coupled with surging demand as the economy recovers.
Dollar General’s statement came the same day the Labor Department released its February jobs report, showing the unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent last month – the lowest number since COVID-19 hit the U.S. in early 2020.
Dollar General, which opened its 18,000th store in November and opened its first store in Idaho on Saturday, March 5.
It has about 1,100 new stores in the pipeline.