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Empowering Our Associates

For more than 40 years, our Associates have played an essential role in delivering great values to our Customers.

Associates are key to our business success and growth, and we are dedicated to maintaining an inclusive culture and workplace in which they also can thrive, both personally and professionally.

At the forefront of our commitment is a focus on welcoming and valuing a diversity of backgrounds, identities, and ideas. Creating an environment where all of our approximately 101,000 Associates and our Customers who shop with us are treated with dignity and respect is at the heart of everything we do.

We continue to invest in efforts to attract, retain, and develop diverse talent; enhance our policies and programs that support and safeguard our Associates; and offer opportunities for Associates to contribute to the communities where they live and work. To this end, our 2022 initiatives included:

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

  • Nurturing a respectful culture
  • Attracting and retaining diverse talent
  • Continuing to build CommUnity Networks
  • Recognizing diverse holidays and commemorative events
  • Advancing our Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (DE&I) commitment

Associate Hiring and Development Opportunities

  • Training and development programs
  • Growing our own talent
  • Hiring in our communities
  • Military Recruiting Program
  • Commitment to our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policy

Making Our Company a Great Place to Work

  • A comprehensive total rewards package, including competitive pay and benefits
  • Focus on safe working environments
  • Opportunities for Associates to share feedback
  • Matching Gift Program
  • Community volunteering opportunities
  • Scholarship program for Associates and their dependents
  • 3,100

    new jobs created by opening 99 new locations in 2022

  • 76%

    of managerial openings in Stores and Field Offices were filled through internal promotions in 2022

  • 2M

    e-Learning courses were completed by Associates in 2022