Family Dollar: 120 hired, 100 to go for ‘first shift’ staffing

Family Dollar Distribution Center under construction, St. George, Utah, Dec. 14, 2012 | Photo by Sarafina Amodt, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – Family Dollar Distribution Center, located in the Fort Pierce Industrial area of St. George, is on schedule to begin operations this summer with the first group of employees scheduled to begin work next week.

About 120 employees have been hired so far, with 100 more remaining to be hired to complete “first shift” operations staffing. The company’s public relations manager, Bryn Winburn, said that a first group from the 120 already hired are scheduled to begin working May 20 or shortly thereafter.

Applications for employment are still being accepted. Interested applicants may apply online; applications are accepted on a continuing basis as turnover openings arise.

Hiring for a “second shift” operating staff is targeted for early 2014.

Family Dollar Distribution Center under construction in Fort Pierce Industrial Park, St. George, Utah, Dec. 14, 2012 | Photo by Sarafina Amodt, St. George News
Family Dollar Distribution Center under construction in Fort Pierce Industrial Park, St. George, Utah, Dec. 14, 2012 | Photo by Sarafina Amodt, St. George News

The $80 million highly-automated facility will be receiving incoming merchandise soon to allow for its first shipment out of the facility currently set for July 8. The center will service Family Dollar stores in California, Nevada, Wyoming, Idaho, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah.

A celebratory “Grand Opening” is planned for September 2013, the exact date pending confirmation of invited guests such as Utah’s governor, Gary Herbert. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development was instrumental in bringing the company to St. George by offering post-performance tax credit incentives.

Resources

Family Dollar only accepts applications online at Family Dollar Distribution Center Careers – there is a “click here” link for the St. George center at the top of the page. Positions currently featured for the St. George facility include “Production, Fleet, Clerical, and Maintenance positions.” Winburn said that applications are retained for position openings that may later arise, and new positions post regularly so applicants are encouraged to revisit the site periodically.

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15 Comments

  • wilson May 18, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    .
    .
    .only LDS need apply…
    ..

    all others, get lost..

    • Dlundy May 18, 2013 at 10:57 pm

      You are so wrong on that comment you need to check yourself. All of the interviewers are from Family Dollar Distribution centers elsewhere. Religion has nothing to do with it.

  • San May 18, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Thank you so much for posting this….I’m sure you just helped a lot of people 🙂

  • ld May 18, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Uumm..I am not and never have been a mormon and I worked for them for five years.They have done nothing for you to have a bull… assumption like that.

    Ed. ellipsis

  • DoubleTap May 19, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Joyce…were able to find out why the Director of HR of Family Dollar was terminated a few days ago?
    Just wondering…

    • Joyce Kuzmanic Joyce Kuzmanic May 19, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      I did not, Double Tap. What I did receive confirmation on was that the inquiries of those of our STGnews friends who have inquired on their job applications will be addressed by HR.

  • spock May 19, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    What do I need to qualify to get the job?

    • Joyce Kuzmanic Joyce Kuzmanic May 19, 2013 at 5:19 pm

      You need to start at the website link included at the bottom of the story. 😀

  • Jess May 19, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    My husband received an e-mail that said he was pre approved for employment, do you think they will send a rejection letter if things have changed??

    • Joyce Kuzmanic Joyce Kuzmanic May 19, 2013 at 10:02 pm

      Please contact them directly, Jess.

  • spock May 20, 2013 at 7:04 am

    I did the application on line, but never got a call.

  • spock May 20, 2013 at 7:08 am

    I did the application in March.

  • Sarah May 20, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Joyce, do you know how to contact HR? I have not been able to get a response from them?

  • Jonathan everett May 20, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Thank u

  • Pam May 21, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    What is HR’s information so we can covtact them?

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