Dollar Tree and 7-Eleven have joined the list of grocers, retailers and restaurant chains that are ramping up their hiring efforts to keep up with consumer demand in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The discounter plans to hire 25,000 full- and part-time associates at Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores and distribution centers across the U.S. The open positions include full- and part-time managers at the company’s more than 15,000 store locations, along with flexible part-time shifts for cashiers and stockers. The positions in Dollar Tree’s 24 distribution centers include order fillers, equipment operators, and warehouse associates.
“During this unprecedented time, our company is seeking 25,000 motivated individuals to support our stores and distribution centers as we provide essential products at great values to the communities we serve,” stated Betty Click, chief human resources officer. “Whether you are home unexpectedly or are just starting your career, we have a broad range of positions to fit your needs and availability.”
7‑Eleven said it expects as many as 20,000 new store employees to be hired by 7-Eleven or by independent 7-Eleven franchised business owners in the near future to meet increased demand for its products and services.
"This will provide job opportunities and ensure 7-Eleven stores remain clean and in-stock with the goods our customers need during this critical time," said 7-Eleven president and CEO Joe DePinto.
The convenience store giant also anticipates the store employee position would meet a surge in mobile orders through its 7Now delivery app, which offers delivery of essentials and nonessentials to more than 30 million households across the U.S.
7‑Eleven operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 70,000 stores in 17 countries, including 11,800 in North America.