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03/04/2022

Dollar General to create 10,000 new jobs this year

Marianne Wilson
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Dollar General to increase its workforce by 6% in 2022.

Dollar General is expanding its workforce to keep up with its rapid growth.

The discounter said it plans to create about 10,000 new jobs in 2022, which would increase its current workforce by 6%. The new jobs will come through growth in new stores, distribution centers and private fleet.

Dollar General is on track to open1,110 new stores,  and execute 1,750 remodels in 2022. The openings include 100 new Popshelf locations. The company also plans to add new traditional and DG Fresh distribution centers and further expand its private fleet network.

“We are excited to add new opportunities for individuals to start or develop their career through our growing organization, and we look forward to welcoming new talent to the DG family again this year,” said Kathy Reardon, Dollar General’s executive VP and chief people officer. “We continue to make meaningful and positive investments in our hometowns through new store and distribution center growth, which allows us to remain dedicated to support our diverse employees with training, development, advancement and education opportunities.”

Dollar General operated 17,915 stores in 46 states as of October 29, 2021.

[Read More: Dollar General expanding to its 47th state]