Dollar General wants to hire 50,000 employees before Labor Day – PennLive

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Dollar General wants to hire 50,000 employees by Labor Day 2021.

Add Dollar General to the growing list of businesses trying to hire employees.

The retailer said today it plans to hire up to 50,000 people by Labor Day for its more than 17,400 stores, 27 distribution centers, its private fleet and its store support center.

Dollar General said it is part of its “commitment to ‘Serving Others’ by helping Americans get back to work as the country continues its transition out of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“At Dollar General, we are uniquely positioned as the nation’s largest retailer by store count to serve customers through our expansive network and provide access to careers in the communities we call home,” said Kathy Reardon, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief people officer.

“With more than 17,400 stores located within approximately five miles of 75 percent of the US population, we’re excited by the favorable impact we can make on the current job market and individuals looking to join our growing team.”

Dollar General said it anticipates 1,050 new store openings in FY 2021 with positions available in-store, distribution, transportation and corporate operations. You can see all the positions available here.

Dollar General offers “day-one telemedicine eligibility no co-pay, health insurance coverage options, 401K savings and retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave and adoption assistance to eligible employees and the Employee Assistance Foundation.”

The company has a scholarship program to help employees receive a GED and higher-education degrees.

Locally, Dollar General is planning to build stores in West Hanover Twp., Dauphin County, and in Liverpool, Perry County.

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