Dollar Tree has ordered a series of layoffs at its headquarters in Chesapeake, Virginia.
About 90 employees will be laid off in the coming weeks, primarily due to the establishment of an outsourced model for Dollar Tree’s enterprise contact center.
The Dollar Tree said it will provide transitional support for the laid-off workers, including severance pay and outplacement services.
The discounter just days ago made a major hire in Mike Kindy, who will serve as its chief supply chain officer. Kindy has over 34 years of management experience in retail logistics and distribution center operations.
“Improving our overall operational efficiencies depends on a strong, resilient supply chain,” said Rick Dreiling, Chairman and CEO of Dollar Tree, Inc. “I’m excited for the opportunity to work with high-caliber leaders like Mike and the rest of our leadership team to… improve supply chain performance, shape our next growth chapter and create long-term value for all our stakeholders.”
Prior to joining Dollar Tree and Family Dollar, Kindy held several leadership positions for another large retailer, most recently as executive vice president, responsible for supply chain strategy, which included transportation, distribution, demand chain, allocations, sourcing and master data management. He has also held leadership positions at ConAgra Foods, Safeway and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
As of January 28, 2023, Dollar Tree operates 16,340 branches in 48 states and five Canadian provinces.