Dollar Tree Inc. DLTR, +0.29% said Wednesday that it will hire more than 25,000 permanent and seasonal associates at a jobs event it will host on October 16. The hires will span across the Dollar Tree and Family Dollar banners, and the jobs will be filled nationwide. The company has 15,000 stores across the country with plans to open hundreds of locations each year. Dollar Tree stock has rallied 35.8% over the past year, outpacing the S&P 500 index SPX, -1.56%, which has gained 0.4%.

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