(FOX News) - Dollar General announced Thursday it will offer new parental leave and adoption assistance benefits to all eligible full- and part-time employees.
Birth mothers will receive a total of eight weeks of paid leave - two weeks of paid parental leave and an additional six weeks of paid maternity leave - while all other parents will get two weeks of paid parental leave, the company said.
The Tennessee-based retailer also said it would provide employees up to $4,000 in adoption assistance.
"Through these additional benefits, Dollar General is building on its mission of Serving Others and its operating priority to invest in its people as a competitive advantage," Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos said in a statement. "The paid parental leave and adoption assistance benefits will support our employees and their families with financial assistance during the exciting time of welcoming a child."
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