In a challenging labor climate where many grocery retailers are scrambling to find and retain help, Dollar General is seeking to fill management positions across 44 states in the next 10 days to support its rapid store expansion.
The hiring initiative arrives after the discount retailer announced earlier this year its plans to open 900 stores in 2018, following a positive fourth quarter in 2017 in which Dollar General’s net sales rose 2% and its same-store sales increased 3.3%.
The retailer plans to create about 7,000 new jobs this year, including roles within retail operations, distribution centers and corporate functions—adding to the approximately 50,000 jobs the company has created in the past decade.
“It’s an exciting time to join Dollar General as we seek qualified candidates to support our tremendous growth,” Bob Ravener, Dollar General’s EVP and chief people officer, said in a statement. “Our philosophy of championing career development among our nearly 130,000 employees, our commitment to investing in our people as a competitive advantage and our mission of 'Serving Others' are keys to our growth and make Dollar General an employer of choice to top talent looking to advance their careers.”
Dollar General operates nearly 15,000 retail locations, 15 distribution centers and the company’s Tennessee-based corporate offices. The retailer is particularly seeking candidates to fill retail district managers, retail region directors, distribution center assistant directors and distribution center supervisor roles.
The company said it offers training and development programs and competitive wages and benefits, including college assistance, parental leave, adoption assistance and the Dollar General Employee Assistance Foundation, which provides grants to its employees and their families who are experiencing financial hardship.