Grocery store employment picks up in May

Segment adds more jobs despite uptick in U.S. unemployment rate.


Dollar General faces $3.4M in unsafe workplace penalties

The U.S. Department of Labor said it found blocked aisles, emergency exits and more at nine of the discounter’s stores in Maine, North Dakota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

The warehouse workers are now represented by Local 630 at the grocer’s Riverside and Commerce facilities.

Seasonal employment campaign covers roles spanning retail, e-commerce, supply chain, corporate and health care.

The discounter said it is cutting jobs because it is moving to outsource its customer-service operations in Chesapeake, Virginia.

The dispute began nearly three years ago, following the killing of George Floyd.

Union chief Marc Perrone cites a “lack of transparency” and the mega-deal’s potential impact on workers, communities and their families.

The increase marks a recovery from the prior month and reflects an uptick in overall retail jobs.

The Senate committee he chairs will take up a bill next month to phase in the higher wage over five years.

The weeklong Manager Academy focuses on instilling company culture and values in managers systemwide, with 2,000 store leaders expected to participate this year.

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