New Locations, Jobs Drive Dollar General Mission
Thursday January 24th, 2013 - 10:04AM
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Dollar General Corp. plans to open 635 new stores and 550 relocations in 2013, the company has announced. In doing so, the retailer will create 6,000 new jobs bringing to a total of 30,000 the number of positions it has added over the past six years, the company pointed out.
"Dollar General's continued growth reflects our customers' increasing satisfaction with our everyday low prices and convenience," said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's chairman and CEO. "Further, 2013 will mark another growth milestone as we plan to open the organization's 11,000th store before the year's end when we will begin our 75th anniversary in 2014."
In order to generate a high caliber pool of potential employees, Dollar General noted that it participates in hiring programs such as Paychecks for Patriots, an initiative that equips the military community with resources to better access available job opportunities at committed companies.
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