The discount retailer has been growing and is looking to add the new positions across new stores, distribution centers and its private fleet. The 10,000 jobs represent a roughly 6% increase to Dollar General’s current workforce.
Dollar General plans to open 1,100 new stores this year, including approximately 100 new pOpshelf stores. In addition, Dollar General also plans to add new traditional and DG Fresh distribution centers and further expand its DG Private Fleet network.
“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, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief people officer, said in a statement. “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 touted its career advancement opportunities for employees in its announcement, noting 75% of current lead store associates and above are internally placed. Employees are also offered telemedicine eligibility on day one 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.
Discount retailers made big gains during the COVID-19 pandemic and have continued to be in demand.