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Budget homewares store is doing well as shoppers scrimp and save during coronavirus recession

COURTESY: DOLLAR GENERAL  - Budget store Dollar General says it will hire 50,000 workers nationwide as families cut their budgets and few shops remain open.

Household essentials store Dollar General plans to nearly double its normal hiring rate and add up to 50,000 employees by the end of April.

"(We) believe our customers are relying on us now more than ever to provide an affordable, convenient retail option," said Kathy Reardon, Dollar General's senior vice president and chief people officer. "We invite individuals looking to start or grow a career, as well as for those whose job may be temporarily impacted by COVID-19, to apply for opportunities to help further our mission of Serving Others."

Dollar General operates more than 16,300 stores in 45 states, and approximately 75% of the American population is within five miles of a Dollar General.

The company also operates 17 traditional distribution centers, five DG Fresh cold storage facilities and its private fleet network. Candidates can learn more about a variety of opportunities across the Dollar General network and apply for available openings here.

Dollar General anticipates the majority of these roles to be temporary.

In the past five years Dollar General has grown its workforce from 105,000 employees in February 2015 to more than 143,000 current employees.

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