Dollar General to Add 10,000 Workers in Hiring Spree
Dollar General plans to hire 10,000 new workers within the next month to support the company's expansion plans. The Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based discount retailer — which has planned to open 900 new stores in fiscal 2016 and another 1,000 stores in fiscal 2017 — announced Thursday it will host hiring events at 600 locations through Sept. 24. The company is looking to fill full-time and part-time positions, including store managers, assistant store managers, lead sales associates and store associates.
Total Retail's Take: We balance out the bad with the good. On the same day we report on declining retail sales in August, we bring you the news of Dollar General's hiring initiative. In fact, the two are more related than you might think. It's not surprising that Dollar General is aggressively moving forward with plans for more brick-and-mortar stores, and the subsequent hiring that comes with them. As consumers have become increasingly cautious with their spending, dollar stores have been the beneficiary.
Joe Keenan is the executive editor of Total Retail. Joe has more than 10 years experience covering the retail industry, and enjoys profiling innovative companies and people in the space.