Dollar General Awards Employees With Appreciation Bonuses

Dollar General plans to award approximately $50 million in additional appreciation bonuses to eligible frontline employees in the fourth quarter, doubling its planned investment in these bonuses in the back half of the year and bringing its third and fourth quarter commitment to approximately $100 million in total.

The company now plans to award up to approximately $173 million to store, distribution center and private fleet employees during its 2020 fiscal year.

“To demonstrate our ongoing gratitude and support for our employees directly serving our customers and communities during this pandemic, we are proud to double our initial plans for second-half bonuses by awarding an additional approximately $50 million to our frontline team members,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “Customers continue to look to and trust Dollar General to carry the essential household items on which they depend, all while furthering our mission of Serving Others. Our dedicated store, distribution and private fleet teams continue to work diligently to meet our customers’ needs, especially as we see increased demand and stock-up behaviors.”

On August 27, the company announced it awarded approximately $73 million in appreciation bonuses cumulatively during its first and second quarters, as well as plans to invest up to $50 million during its third and fourth quarters.