Dollar General Announces Opening of 635 New Stores in 2013
Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) will continue its consistent record of positive job growth in 2013 with the creation of 6,000 new jobs, and the planned addition of 635 new stores and 550 relocations. With the addition of these jobs in 2013, Dollar General will have created approximately 30,000 jobs in the last six years.
“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 11,000^th store before the year's end when we will begin our 75^th anniversary in 2014.”
In order to generate a high caliber candidate pool, Dollar General also participates in proactive hiring initiatives such as Paychecks for Patriots that demonstrate the company's commitment to an employee base including veterans. The Paychecks for Patriots program helps resolve the challenges of unemployment facing veterans by equipping the military community with the resources to better access available job opportunities at committed companies.
“Dollar General is a thriving organization looking to attract new employees that embody our mission of ‘Serving Others,' which complements the company's efforts to promote from within. We are excited to welcome new talent with a passion for the retail business,” said Bob Ravener, executive vice president and chief people officer.
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