Dollar General planning to hire 50K employees by end of April

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Posted at 9:54 AM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 09:54:26-04

(WXYZ) — Dollar General is planning to hire up to 50,000 employees by the end of April amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

“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, in a press release. “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.”

Dollar General anticipates that the majority of the roles will be temporary. However, some new employees can get long-term career growth opportunities.

The hiring push is planned to support community and customer needs.

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