Discount retailer begins hiring this week
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Discount retailer Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is creating more than 1,300
jobs in Southern and Central California with the opening of 50 new
stores and a distribution center in 2012. Hiring begins this week in
Known for its convenient-sized stores and low prices on basic household
needs, Dollar General reinforces its distinction as one of the nation's
fastest-growing retailers by creating a coast-to-coast presence for the
first time. Dollar General operates more retail stores than any retailer
with nearly 10,000 stores. California will be Dollar General's 39th
"California presents an extraordinary opportunity for Dollar General to
fulfill its mission of serving others by delivering convenience and
value," said Rick Dreiling, chairman and CEO. "Our plans bring new
opportunities for Californians, including hundreds of new jobs. For
those seeking to grow with a fast-paced Fortune 200 company, Dollar
General is the place to be. We look forward to being a part of this
great state and adding Californians to the Dollar General family."
The California jobs are part of the more than 6,000 jobs the company
plans to create in 2012. The discount retailer has job opportunities
available at all levels, including retail, field, distribution center
management and general warehouse positions. More hiring is expected as
Dollar General expands in California.
Dollar General offers competitive wages and benefits for employees and
has been recognized for its employment of veterans and service members.
The projected jobs follow on the heels of three years of positive job
growth for the company. Including 2012, the company will have created
more than 21,000 new jobs since 2009.
Dollar General built its success by focusing on delivering everyday
household needs, food and basic apparel in convenient, neighborhood-size
stores. Dollar General plans to serve California shoppers with stores in
suburban, rural and metropolitan communities.
Learn more about the opportunities available at Dollar General in the
career center at www.dollargeneral.com
or on Dollar General's Facebook page.
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for
more than 70 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money.
Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and
replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning
supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday
prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With more than 9,800 stores
in 38 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer
in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General
sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter
& Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco,
Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.
Dollar General Corporation
Tawn Earnest, 615-642-6236
Source: Dollar General Corporation
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