Dollar General Supports First Lady Michelle Obama's Joining Forces Initiative
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) today announced that it is supporting
the White House's Joining Forces initiative, which promotes private
sector employment for members of the military community.
This commitment is a continuation of the company's efforts to extend job
opportunities to those who have served or are serving our country. In
2011 alone, Dollar General hired more than 3,500 veterans, guardsmen and
reservists. The company's coast-to-coast network of 10,000 stores and 11
distribution centers provides a career path to begin and grow their
"Dollar General will continue to hire from the military community as we
expand our company by 625 stores and 6,000 jobs this year," said Bob
Ravener, executive vice president and chief people officer at Dollar
General. "We appreciate the attributes members of the military community
bring to Dollar General, which mirror our focus on serving others."
The company's extensive network of stores and distribution centers
offers flexible career opportunities. For example, a military spouse or
guardsman who works for Dollar General would be given consideration to
move to another store when transferring to a different military base.
"We very much appreciate Dollar General's continued commitment to
veteran employment. With America hiring once again, Dollar General's
efforts will make a significant and meaningful impact on our nation's
veterans and their families," said Brad Cooper, executive director of
The Joining Forces commitment comes on the heels of several successful
job fairs hosted by Dollar General in collaboration with the California
National Guard and ESGR in the central valley earlier this year. More
military job fairs are being planned throughout California, and in other
states where Dollar General has a presence.
"Dollar General, a true employer patriot, has a storied history of
extraordinary support for our national guardsmen and reservists," said
James Rebholz, national chairman of the Employer Support of the Guard
and Reserve. "In 2010, the secretary of defense recognized Dollar
General's outstanding contributions by presenting them with the Freedom
Award, the highest award our nation can bestow on an employer, for their
unselfish efforts. We salute Dollar General's unwavering and strong
commitment to support our servicemen and women across the nation with
its support of initiatives like Joining Forces."
Maj. Gen. David S. Baldwin, adjutant general-California National Guard,
said, "Dollar General has been in California for a very short time, yet
it has made a substantial impact on the lives of the California
guardsmen, reservists and their spouses by proactively seeking members
of the military community to staff their stores and distribution center
here. We are thankful for their support."
Dollar General is the winner of the 2011 Military Officers Association
of America Distinguished Service Award and was recognized in GI Jobs
magazine's list of Most Military Friendly Employers.
The job opportunities for the military community are a mix of vacancies
and new jobs to support Dollar General's rapid store growth. Including
jobs planned for 2012, Dollar General will have created more than 20,000
net new jobs since 2009. For more information on careers at Dollar
General, visit www.dollargeneral.com.
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!(R) 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 10,000 stores in 39
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.
This press release contains forward-looking information regarding the
Company's job creation expectations and store growth plans. All
forward-looking information should be evaluated in the context of the
risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to
differ materially from that expressed or implied by these
forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: the
availability of attractive store locations; the absence of occupancy
delays; the ability to negotiate favorable lease terms; the ability to
hire and train new personnel, especially store managers; the ability to
identify customer demand in different geographic areas; general economic
conditions; the availability of sufficient funds for expansion;
financial and capital market conditions; natural disasters; competition;
and other risks. Many of these factors are beyond the Company's control.
The Company discusses certain of these factors more fully in its filings
with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including its
Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the SEC on March 22, 2012.
Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. The Company
undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to
reflect events or circumstances arising after the date on which they
were made. As a result of these risks and uncertainties, readers are
cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements
Dollar General Corp.
Tawn Earnest, 615-855-5209
Source: Dollar General Corp.
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