New hires will be eligible for the payouts
The retailer said eligible employees include those who work during a six-week period beginning in mid-March. Details of the bonuses were shared with employees beginning last week.
“Dollar General is proud to have the best team in retail, and the company’s investment in this bonus demonstrates our continued appreciation for all that our employees are doing to serve our customers and communities,” Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos said in a statement. “Throughout our organization, we continue to see our mission of Serving Others on proud display as our employees work diligently to provide our neighbors, friends and communities with the essential products they need at everyday low prices.”
Dollar General noted that new employees hired during the six-week bonus period will also be eligible to receive the bonuses. The retailer previously announced plans to hire as many as 50,000 new employees by the end of April, in part to meet increased consumer demand.