Dollar General has announced plans to create approximately 10,000 net new positions during fiscal 2022, a 6% increase of its total workforce. This hiring surge is credited to Dollar General’s forecasted growth of new stores, distribution centers and its private fleet. Dollar General’s fiscal year ends Feb. 3, 2023.
In December 2021, Dollar General announced plans for significant expansions and upgrades to its store footprint, including:
• More than 1,000 new store openings;
• 1,750 store remodels;
• 100 store relocations; and
• 1,000 pOpshelf locations by fiscal 2025, which ends Jan. 30, 2026.
More immediately, 100 of the planned new stores will be the retailer’s pOpshelf on-trend, seasonal shop format that Dollar General introduced in October 2020, and its branded store-in-a-store pOpshelf experience, which launched last year in Nashville, Tenn.
In addition to more stores, Dollar General plans to expand its DG Fresh distribution centers and its DG Private Fleet network.
“We are excited to add new opportunities for individuals to start or develop their careers through our growing organization, and we look forward to welcoming new talent to the DG family again this year,” said Kathy Reardon, EVP and Chief People Officer at Dollar General in a statement. “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.”
Typically Dollar General promotes from within; the company revealed that 75% of its lead store associates and above are internally placed. The retailer also prides itself on its training and development programs, with 3 million training hours scheduled for fiscal 2022.