Dollar General has added a $25 million investment in retail, distribution center and fleet employee bonuses to demonstrate continued appreciation for the efforts of employees during the company’s first quarter 2020. This brings the total investment in employee appreciation bonuses to approximately $60 million.
The bonus applies to all full and part time employees across its store, distribution center and private fleet networks employed as of May 1, 2020 and is in addition to the $35 million investment announced on March 24, 2020.
“We are proud to provide this additional $25 million investment that reflects our gratitude and appreciation for our teams’ continued efforts to serve our customers,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “We understand the work our teams are doing every day makes a real difference in the lives of our neighbors and communities who depend on us to provide a reliable, affordable and nearby shopping experience. Our employees continue to demonstrate the strength of our mission of serving others and remain united every day to serve our customers.”
Dollar General noted that it continues to provide facial coverings and disposable gloves to employees who choose, or who are required by local governments, to wear them. In stores, social distancing measures are being exercised in each of the company’s more than 16,000 locations, which are designed to help employees and customers remain six feet apart. Work also is underway to install approximately 40,000 sneeze guards across the chain, and store teams are working to provide a clean work and shopping environment through enhanced cleaning protocols.