Dollar General Plans 8,000 New Jobs with Store and Distribution Center Growth
GOODLETTSVILLE, TN - Expansion in all its forms is noteworthy on the buy-side as market competition continues to rage, and Dollar General is taking a firm stance in people. The retailer announced it plans to create more than 8,000 new career opportunities in fiscal 2020 through “anticipated store and distribution center growth,” and expects to invest approximately 1.7 million training hours to support employees’ education and development in fiscal year 2020.
“At Dollar General, we are proud to invest in our employees as a competitive advantage, and we believe the ability to grow and develop a career is one of the most attractive currencies we offer,” said Kathy Reardon, Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer. “Candidates who join Dollar General can find numerous opportunities to begin or develop their career, demonstrated by the fact that approximately 12,000 current store managers and tens of thousands of additional employees have been promoted from within.”
As balance and joy in the workplace become more and more prevalent in our industry and beyond, Dollar General touts award-winning training and development opportunities, which were recognized in 2019 by Training Magazine as a top worldwide training program.
“We are also proud to provide employees with a culture rooted in our mission of Serving Others, world-class training and development programs that support our employees’ career growth, and a continual commitment to recruit, train, and develop top talent to best serve our customers. We look forward to welcoming additional employees to the Dollar General family this year,” Reardon continued.
In the past five years alone, Dollar General has added approximately 35,000 net new jobs to the American economy, growing its workforce from 105,000 employees in February 2015 to more than 143,000 current employees, according to a press release.
Dollar General was recently named as Retailer of the Year by Mass Market Retailer and was among Fortune Magazine’s 2020 list of World’s Most Admired Companies.
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