THE WHAT? Dollar General has announced plans to hire up to 50,000 new employees to support its operations.
THE DETAILS The US retailer has witnessed heightened demand for household essentials amid COVID-19 concerns and therefore is planning to almost double its hiring rate, adding up to 50,000 employees by the end of April.
“We are proud to serve as one of America’s essential retailers, and we believe our customers are relying on us now more than ever to provide an affordable, convenient retail option,” said Kathy Reardon, Dollar General’s Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer. “The Dollar General family continues to do its part in helping our customers and neighbors during these unprecedented times. We invite individuals looking to start or grow a career, as well as for those whose job may be temporarily impacted by COVID-19, to apply for opportunities to help further our mission of Serving Others.”
THE WHY? With all but ‘essential’ stores closed in several states and around half of the country ordered to stay home, grocers are benefitting from increased demand as consumers eat in.