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Dollar General to Create 10K Jobs

Dollar General Corp. has revealed its intention to create almost 10,000 new jobs in 2017, with the aim of staffing 1,000 planned new store openings and two new cutting-edging distribution centers. The new jobs will grow the company’s workforce by approximately 9 percent overall, and mark the biggest one-year employee increase via organic store and DC growth in the retailer’s 78-year history.

“These new jobs reflect the organization’s commitment to seize growth opportunities and further deliver Dollar General’s value proposition of everyday low prices on quality merchandise to customers in 1,000 new locations in 2017,” said Todd Vasos, the company’s CEO. “Since joining Dollar General in 2008, I’ve had the privilege to see the company grow from approximately 72,000 employees to more than 130,000 anticipated employees by end of the 2017 fiscal year. It really is an exciting time to be a Dollar General employee.”

“This year’s continued growth presents numerous opportunities for candidates looking to begin and develop their careers at one of America’s fastest-growing retailers,” said Bob Ravener, Dollar General’s EVP and chief people officer. “Candidates should look to Dollar General as a great career choice for numerous factors, including our variety of training and development programs, focus on internal advancement within the company, and mission of serving others.”

The company expects to invest 1.5 million-plus training hours in employees this year to promote education and development throughout the year.

Since all of Dollar General’s hiring functions are managed online, job applicants must apply for all new positions at the company’s website.

Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based Dollar General operates 13,205 stores in 43 states.

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