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More stores hiring to help during coronavirus

By Dan Ochwat - 03/20/2020

Retailers continue to hire store and warehouse staff to bolster operations around the COVID-19 pandemic, as communities across the country are preparing for an extended timeframe of social distancing and even “shelter in place” initiatives.

Discount grocery chain Sav A Lot, with more than 1,100 stores in 33 states, and a focus on its private brands, will be hiring more than 1,000 people, “as quickly as possible,” to help in stores and with distribution, according to the company.

"Save A Lot is committed to continuing to provide high-quality products and great value to our friends, families and communities across the country," said, Kenneth McGrath, president and CEO Save A Lot. "Now more than ever, our teams are working around the clock in our distribution centers, stores and offices to keep shelves stocked so that we can serve customers. I am very grateful for the amazing team members we have across the organization and their outstanding commitment to our customers. It takes many hands to feed America, and we need more hands. We know that there are many talented, displaced workers in our communities right now, and we want to bring as many as 1,000 new employees aboard quickly to help with this important work to serve our communities."

To assist with its more than 15,000 Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores, discounter Dollar Tree announced it will be adding more than 25,000 full- and part-time associates to work inside the retail stores or in its distribution centers across the U.S. Positions include order fillers, equipment operators, warehouse associates as well as cashiers and stockers inside stores.

“During this unprecedented time, our company is seeking 25,000 motivated individuals to support our stores and distribution centers as we provide essential products at great values to the communities we serve,” said Betty Click, chief human resources officer. “Whether you are home unexpectedly or are just starting your career, we have a broad range of positions to fit your needs and availability.”

Store Brands previously reported on other retailers hiring, as the majority are across the country. Those retailers include Aldi, Kroger, Amazon (to the tune of 100,000, reportedly for delivery and distribution), Walmart (150,000 temporary staff), H-E-B, Southeastern Grocers and many more.