Dollar General says the company is planning to double its normal hiring rate to add up to 50,000 employees during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The company says additional hires are necessary due of the heightened demand of household essentials offered by Dollar General stores across the country.
Many of the new jobs created are anticipated to be temporary, according to the company, but may provide long-term career opportunities.
"We are proud to serve as one of America's essential retailers, and 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. "The Dollar General family continues to do its part in helping our customers and neighbors during these unprecedented times. 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."
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