Dollar General has big hiring plans for 2020

Marianne Wilson
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Dollar General is looking to hire thousands of new employees.

The discounter said it plans to create more than 8,000 new career opportunities in fiscal year 2020 through anticipated store and distribution center growth. In the past five years, Dollar General’s workforce has grown from 105,000 employees (February 2015) to more than 143,000 current employees

Dollar General operated 16,094 stores in 44 states as of November 1, 2019. In December, the retailer announced that it plans to open 1,000 stores in 2020.

“Candidates who join Dollar General can find numerous opportunities to begin or develop their career, demonstrated by the fact approximately 12,000 current store managers and tens of thousands of additional employees have been promoted from within,” said Kathy Reardon, Dollar General’s senior VP and chief people officer. “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.”