The firm said
Wednesday it is trying to hire full- and part-time workers in shops and distribution facilities, in addition to drivers for its private-trucking fleet. Dollar General doesn’t disclose its minimal wage for workers, however says it offers “competitive wages and benefits.”
Dollar General (DG)
has greater than 17,000 US shops and employed 158,000 as of February 26. The chain has thrived up to now decade and is opening 1,050 shops this yr, just like the variety of shops it has opened in every of the previous a number of years. This newest hiring spree will broaden Dollar General’s workforce by 13%.
The firm’s hiring plans had been emblematic of the expansion of low cost shops and Dollar General’s market-share features, Corey Tarlowe, an analyst at Jefferies, stated in a word to shoppers Wednesday.
Although many retailers struggled in the course of the pandemic, Dollar General boomed as economically strapped consumers turned to low cost shops for meals and family necessities.
Dollar General’s gross sales at shops open for no less than one yr grew 16.3% in 2020, in contrast with the yr prior, and revenue elevated 55%.
The firm stated final month it plans to open a further 17,000 shops within the United States — doubling its retailer whole — over the lengthy haul. That quantity contains as much as 3,000 Popshelf stores
that concentrate on wealthier consumers than the corporate’s core buyer base.
Rival Dollar Tree (DLTR) said
final week it’s hiring 1000’s of workers to employees shops and distribution facilities because it grows. Dollar Tree will open 600 new stores