Dollar General to create 10,000 new jobs as a result of continued growth in 2017

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2017-Feb-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) intends to create approximately 10,000 new jobs in 2017 as the result of 1,000 planned new store openings and two new state-of-the-art distribution centers. The creation of these approximate 10,000 new jobs will be a roughly nine percent overall increase to its workforce and mark the largest one-year employee increase through organic store and distribution center growth in the company’s 78-year history.

“Dollar General looks forward to welcoming new employees who want to grow with us as we expand throughout the states we serve,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “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. 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.”

As all hiring functions are managed online, candidates looking to join Dollar General must apply for all new positions online at www.dollargeneral.com/careers.

“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 executive vice president 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.”

Dollar General plans to use its robust and best-in-class training programs to support the company’s commitment to one of its operating priorities of investing in employees as a competitive advantage. The company is expected to invest more than 1.5 million training hours in employees in 2017 to promote education and development throughout the year. Training magazine recently recognized the company among its Training Top 125 for the sixth consecutive year, ranking #8 on the list.

For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please visit the Dollar General Newsroom or contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com.

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Dollar General includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws throughout this release. A reader can identify forward-looking statements because they are not limited to historical fact or they use words such as “will,” “should,” “expected,” “anticipated,” “plan,” “looks forward,” “intend,” and similar expressions that concern Dollar General’s strategy, plans, intentions or beliefs about future occurrences or results, including without limitation statements regarding Dollar General’s planned job creation, employee training, and store and distribution center openings.

Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that may change at any time and may cause actual results to differ materially from those that Dollar General expected. Many of these statements are derived from Dollar General’s operating budgets and forecasts, which are based on many detailed assumptions that Dollar General believes are reasonable, or are based on various assumptions about certain plans, activities or events which we expect will or may occur in the future. However, it is very difficult to predict the effect of known factors, and Dollar General cannot anticipate all factors that could affect actual results that may be important to an investor. All forward-looking information should be evaluated in the context of these risks, uncertainties and other factors, including those factors disclosed under “Risk Factors” in Dollar General’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 22, 2016 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 1, 2016.

All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements that Dollar General makes from time to time in its SEC filings and public communications. Dollar General cannot assure the reader that it will realize the results or developments Dollar General anticipates, or, even if substantially realized, that they will result in the consequences or affect Dollar General or its operations in the way Dollar General expects. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. Dollar General undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances arising after the date on which they were made, except as otherwise required by law. As a result of these risks and uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements included herein or that may be made elsewhere from time to time by, or on behalf of, Dollar General.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. 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, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 13,205 stores in 43 states as of October 28, 2016. 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.

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About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. 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, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operates 13,205 stores in 43 states as of October 28, 2016. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands 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.

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Dollar General joins White House First Job Recruiting and Hiring Compact to help connect Opportunity Youth to their first jobs

Goodlettsville, Tennessee, 2016-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General (NYSE: DG) today (October 11, 2016) signed the White House First Job Recruiting and Hiring Compact in support of President Obama’s call to action for communities and businesses to help connect out-of-school, out-of-work youth (Opportunity Youth) to their first jobs. As part of its commitment, Dollar General will enhance its partnerships with high school and workforce development centers with the goal of hiring approximately 1,000 Opportunity Youth candidates over the next 12 months at its distribution centers and stores.

“Dollar General is eager to embrace this initiative to help match young people across America with job openings,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “We believe in investing in our people as a competitive advantage and it is important  to our business to recruit young workers who can grow with us and embrace our mission of Serving Others.”

Dollar General is partnering with employment opportunity centers across America to help workers between the ages of 18 and 24 transition into the workforce with first-time job opportunities.  As a founding member of the First Job Compact, Dollar General will continue to execute on this work with a focus on recruiting, hiring and training Opportunity Youth.

“At Dollar General, we see this as a tremendous opportunity to match employers with talent and to provide our nation’s youth with a career path that will take them as far as their goals, aspirations, and abilities will take them,” said Bob Ravener, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief people officer. “Dollar General has a proven track record of promoting internally and with our outstanding training and development programs we are poised to help employees just entering the workforce not just to get a job but build a great career with us.”

Dollar General’s commitment to employee development through great onboarding and best-in-class training is instrumental to the company’s overall success. Recently, Training magazine recognized the company among its Training Top 125 for the fifth consecutive year.

For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please visit the Dollar General Newsroom or contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com. Look for additional information on this story via Twitter:  #FirstJob, #DGCareers.

Dollar General has job openings for Opportunity Youth between the ages of 18 and 24 with both full time and part time positions available. As all hiring functions are managed online, candidates looking to join Dollar General must apply for all new positions online at www.dollargeneral.com/careers.

About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. 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, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 13,000 stores in 43 states as of August 13, 2016. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo. For more information on Dollar General, please visit www.dollargeneral.com.

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Email: dgpr@dollargeneral.com
Call: 1-877-944-3477

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Dollar General to hire 10,000 new employees to support planned store openings

Goodlettsville, Tennessee, 2016-Sep-18 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Within the next month, Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) intends to hire 10,000 new employees to support planned store openings and fill current vacancies.  To support that goal, approximately 600 localized hiring events will be held through September 24 where interested applicants may meet with local store operations and human resource managers. A comprehensive list of events is available at www.dollargeneral.com/grow.

“Dollar General remains focused on our strategy to invest in our employees as a competitive advantage,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “We look forward to providing new employees opportunities to gain new skills, develop their talents and grow their careers through our mission of Serving Others.“

Dollar General operates more than 13,000 retail locations and seeks to hire both full time and part time positions including store managers, assistant store managers, lead sales associates and store associates for permanent roles.  As all hiring functions are managed online, candidates looking to join Dollar General must apply for all new positions online at www.dollargeneral.com/careers.

“The company’s continued growth presents numerous opportunities for candidates looking to start or grow their career at one of America’s fastest-growing retailers,” said Bob Ravener, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief people officer. “Fueled by the company’s growth, Dollar General has created approximately 42,000 new jobs since 2008 so candidates should look to Dollar General as an employer of choice for numerous factors including our training and development opportunities and the ability to advance within the company. It really is an exciting time to be a Dollar General employee.”

Dollar General’s commitment to employee development through great onboarding and best-in-class training is instrumental to the company’s overall success. Recently, Training magazine recognized the company among its Training Top 125 for the fifth consecutive year.

For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please visit the Dollar General Newsroom or contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com.

About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. 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, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 13,000 stores in 43 states as of August 13, 2016. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo. For more information on Dollar General, please visit www.dollargeneral.com.

For Media Inquiries:
Email: dgpr@dollargeneral.com
Call: 1-877-944-3477

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