Dollar General Expands

Dollar General Corp. has announced plans to create 6,000 new jobs in 2011 as it opens 625 new stores. The Goodlettsville, TN based company says the new stores and jobs will be spread among Dollar General’s existing 35 state operating area, as well as three new states: Connecticut, Nevada and New Hampshire. “Bringing our store model of convenience and value to more people in more states is an exciting opportunity for us,” Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO, said in a statement. “We believe the new communities and states we are entering will benefit from the new jobs, shopping choices and dedication to community found at Dollar General.”

By expanding its presence in new suburban, rural and metropolitan markets, Dollar General will be bringing more than 6,000 new jobs to local communities. The anticipated jobs follow two years of positive job growth for the company. From 2009 to 2011, the company says it will have created more than 15,000 new jobs. In addition to new stores, the company says it also plans to remodel or relocate 550 other stores. With more than 9,200 stores in 35 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.