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How to apply for a job at the Dollar Tree and Family Dollar
Last updated: September 25, 2022
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Dollar Tree & Family Dollar stores are a chain of discount variety stores that stocks national brands and products at $1 or an extremely low price point. Statista data shows that Dollar Tree currently has 211,000 full-time and part-time employees.

As one of the nation’s fastest-growing retailers, they believe that customer service starts with a strong team. From stores to the distribution centers and to the Store Support Center, their Team Members are given opportunities to grow their careers within Dollar Tree & Family Dollar. They offer a variety of positions and benefits to create a dynamic work environment and accessible application process.

With employee options available both in-store and at distribution centers, there are many tips and tricks to help get your application noticed—and we’ll dive in on what to expect and the requirements needed should you choose to apply at one of the 15,000 Dollar Tree or Family Dollar stores across the country. Many applicants state that the process was relatively short, with many applying, interviewing, and beginning their new role within 3-5 business days.

Dollar Tree & Family Dollar store employment requirements

  • Age: Must be 18 years old.

  • Physical Requirements: Ability to regularly lift up to 40 lbs. (and occasionally, up to 55 lbs.) from floor level to above shoulder height; must be able to meet demands of frequent walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, climbing, pushing, pulling, and repetitive lifting, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Availability: Ability to work a flexible, full-time schedule to include days, evenings, weekends, and holidays.

  • General math skills to allow for cash accounting.

  • Strong verbal communication skills to allow for proper interaction with customers.

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  • High level of integrity and honesty; will be responsible for handling cash

  • Working verbal and written knowledge of the English language

Helpful tips for your Dollar Tree & Family Dollar application

Interested applicants can find Dollar Tree and Family Dollar jobs here on Jobcase.

Once you find a job that you want to apply for, you'll be taken to the Dollar Tree & Family Dollar Career Center where you will register to apply by completing the following steps:

  • Create an online username and password by entering your email. You must have an active email account to apply for all positions.

  • If you're a returning user: Enter your email address and password to log in. Once you log in, you will be able to edit your information.

  • New users: If you are a first-time user of their Career Center, click one of the links above to create a new account. Once you log in, you will be able to create your application information.

Want to find your best fit? Read on.

Does Family Dollar conduct background checks?

A Family Dollar background check is required for many reasons. First and foremost, it helps ensure the safety of employees and customers. Plus, it protects the company's reputation. Lastly, it helps maintain high standards for customer service.

A recent Resume Lab survey found that 56% of Americans lie on their resumes. Thus, there’s an understandable need for background checks.

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Family Dollar conducts background checks on all of its employees. The company uses a third-party provider to run these checks. In addition, Family Dollar requires all of its employees to undergo a drug test.

The company's background check policy is in place to help ensure that only the most qualified and trustworthy individuals are hired. In addition, it helps create a safe and positive work environment for everyone involved.

How far back does a Family Dollar background check go?

Most background checks will go back at least seven years. However, some employers may choose to run a check that goes back even further.

What does the Family Dollar background check include?

Family Dollar's background checks include criminal history, employment history, and education verification. Applicants should expect to provide their Social Security and driver's license numbers.

All applicants are required to pass a background check to be hired.

Is there a Dollar Tree background check for recruitment?

Yes, Dollar Tree conducts background checks as part of the hiring process. Applicants are typically asked to complete a pre-employment screening, which may include a background check before their first day of work. Background checks are imperative because over half of applicants lie on their resumes.

The ResumeLab survey also found that people have different reasons for lying on their resumes. A common reason was to land a job after searching for a long time.

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Dollar Tree is an equal opportunity employer that values a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives in its workforce. Therefore, all applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

Dollar Tree is committed to a drug-free workplace. Thus, all employment offers are contingent on completing a pre-employment drug screen and a Dollar Tree background check.

Uploading your resume to apply at Dollar Tree / Family Dollar

  • If you are unable to copy and paste or upload a resume, it is helpful to attach it in a PDF version. If you are unable to do so, there is a resume builder on the site where you can manually enter your work history. You can then search for a specific job opening and select “Apply to Job” to attach your profile and answer any additional job-specific questions.

  • If applying for a management assistant position in one of the stores, you can also visit the store and ask the store manager to help you.

Tip: Make sure to specify your desired schedule because hourly employees (as all of the positions are) tend to have flexible hours, but only if you request it upfront

After you submit your application, it will be reviewed. You will then be contacted by someone at the local store or distribution center you applied to in order to further the application and selection process. Here are some tips to prepare for the job interview.

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Sample Dollar Tree & Family Dollar interview questions

  • What are some of your strengths?

  • Have you ever worked at a register?

  • What is your desired shift? Are you open to working nights?

  • Do you have open availability?

  • Are you looking to advance within the company? If so, what is your goal in the next 2-3 years?

  • Have you been responsible for cash and maintaining a register before?

  • Give an example of an experience with a difficult customer. What was the outcome?

  • How does your previous experience relate to the job you are applying for?

Frequently asked questions during the Dollar Tree and Family Dollar application process

  1. How will I know if my application has been received?

You will receive an email notification once your application (for a specific position) has been completed and successfully received in our system.

  1. How long does it take to hear back about the status of my application?

Due to the different steps in the application and selection process for various jobs, it is difficult to give an exact period of time.

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  1. I was not selected for a job. Can I apply right away for another job?

Yes. Always make sure to check the open vacancies through the Career Center search portal for the most up-to-date information. If you are interested in applying for a management position at a store, you may visit a location and ask to speak with the store manager.

Do I need any experience to work for Dollar Tree?

You don’t necessarily need much experience to work at Dollar Tree. However, it’s good to have previous cashiering or stocking experience to increase your chances of getting a job.

Apply at Family Dollar or Dollar Tree today

When applying for a job at Family Dollar or Dollar Tree, research the company's history and culture along with their application process. As with any other retailer, the first step is to fill out an online application. You will be asked to provide basic information such as your name, address, and contact information.

Tailor your resume and cover letter to the specific job you are applying for. For instance, if you're applying for a cashier job, highlight any customer service experience you might have.

If you want to learn more about working at Dollar Tree, follow Jobcase's Dollar Tree hashtag to interact with current and former employees at the company. Or, you can join the Family Dollar network to ask questions and get advice from employees who currently work there.

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my name is mark schwartz i would like to work at dollar tree because i have 26 years of customer service and retail experience this would be good experience for me thank you.

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I'm on disability but I can work ten hrs a week

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I'm trying to apply for family dollar in Aurora Colorado but every time I have tried through the site it takes me to another site that doesn't have anything to do with the application and it became very stressful and made me want to give up. I'm not sure what to do.

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