Dollar Tree Inc. DLTR, -1.19% said Thursday that it will hire 25,000 associates at its third annual Nationwide Hiring Event on October 17. The company will be staffing up both Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores. Dollar Tree Inc. has more than 15,000 stores in North America. The company is filling full- and part-time positions as well as seasonal jobs. Dollar Tree shares have sunk 21.5% for the year to date while the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.17% is up 3.8% for the period.

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