Dollar General: Hiring 50,000 And $35 Million In Bonuses

By Noah Long ● March 25, 2020
  • Dollar General has announced it is planning to invest about $35 million in bonuses for all store, distribution center, and private fleet employees. And the company is hiring 50,000 people.

Dollar General has announced it is planning to invest about $35 million in bonuses for all store, distribution center, and private fleet employees. And eligible employees include those who perform work during a six-week period beginning in mid-March. The details of the bonuses were shared with employees last week.

“Dollar General is proud to have the best team in retail, and the Company’s investment in this bonus demonstrates our continued appreciation for all that our employees are doing to serve our customers and communities,” said Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos. “Throughout our organization, we continue to see our mission of Serving Others on proud display as our employees work diligently to provide our neighbors, friends and communities with the essential products they need at everyday low prices.”

Dollar General is also planning to hire up to 50,000 new employees by the end of April to support operations across its organization due to heightened demand to meet customers’ essential needs. Interested candidates can find open positions and apply online. And new employees hired during the six-week bonus periods are bonus-eligible.

As of February 28, 2020, Dollar General operated 16,368 stores in 45 states. Along with high-quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s manufacturers like Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo.

“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,” explained Dollar General senior vice president and chief people officer Kathy Reardon. “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 majority of the roles will be temporary. But long-term career growth opportunities will be offered to some of these new employees.