GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (WSIL) -- Dollar General plans to nearly double its normal hiring rate and add up to 50,000 employees by the end of April.
The company says there's "heightened demand for household essentials offered by Dollar General stores" amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Dollar General believes the majority of these jobs will be temporary but says it has a "strong record of career growth" and some could become long-term employees.
Dollar General currently operates more than 16,300 stores in 45 states. It also has 17 distribution centers, five cold storage facilities and a private fleet network.
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