Dollar Tree, Hobby Lobby Hiring for Thousands of Open Positions

Dollar Tree and Hobby Lobby are among several retailers holding hiring events to fill thousands of open roles.
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Dollar Tree is looking to fill open roles ahead of the holiday season at its Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores and the company’s 26 U.S. distribution centers in its sixth-annual hiring event, scheduled for Oct. 20. The available roles are permanent part- and full-time positions, including store managers, assistant store managers, cashiers, customer service representatives and stocking associates, as well as seasonal help. At the distribution centers, open roles include management, order fillers, equipment operators, maintenance technicians and warehouse associates. 

The company is conducting on the spot interviews and allows prospective applicants to text the word DOLLAR to 58046 to apply. On Oct. 20, Dollar Tree will conduct on-the-spot interviews at its store locations.

The hiring comes as the labor market is tighter than ever for retailers. Millions of Americans have been resigning from their roles in search of better jobs, forcing retailers to increase wages and expand benefits.

In response, Dollar Tree launched ValuED, its education assistance program that provides associates with financial support and offers a wide range of development opportunities for upward mobility within the organization. Full-time associates are eligible for tuition discounts and reimbursement allowances for college degrees and GED programs, as well as language courses, Dollar Tree said. The company also introduced DailyPay, a voluntary benefit that empowers associates to receive their earnings in between traditional paydays.

Hobby Lobby is also hiring for 11,000 open roles for the holiday season. The retailer has increased its part-time minimum hourly wage 18% to $13 after already boosting its full-time minimum hourly wage to $17 last October. The retailer also boasted in its hiring announcement that it has raised its minimum wage 11 times over the past 12 years.

The hiring comes as Hobby Lobby is on track to open 25 new stores in 2021. The open positions are seasonal, the retailer said. Hobby Lobby currently operates 956 stores.