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How Dollar General Will Increase Its Workforce by 6%

Discounter plans to add 10K net new career opportunities in fiscal 2022
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Through new stores, as well as distribution center and private fleet growth, Dollar General expects to create about 10,000 net new career opportunities in fiscal 2022—an estimated 6% increase from its current workforce, it announced March 4.  

The Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based discounter recently announced plans to add 1,110 new stores in 2022, which includes approximately 100 new Popshelf stores, a concept that debuted in 2020 and features a treasure-hunt experience with prices mostly at $5 or less. It also plans to add new traditional and DG Fresh distribution centers; further expand its DG Private Fleet network; and open as many as 10 stores in Mexico by the end of fiscal 2022 as part of its first international expansion.

“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,” Kathy Reardon, EVP and chief people officer of Dollar General, said in a release. “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.”

Dollar General said its employees receive competitive wages and benefits, including day-one telemedicine eligibility and Dollar General’s Employee Assistance Foundation, as well as health insurance coverage options, 401K savings and retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave and adoption assistance to eligible employees.

The discounter also offers training and development programs and said more than 3 million training hours will be provided in fiscal 2022.

Dollar General has 17,915 stores in 46 states as of Oct. 29, 2021.

 

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