Dollar General Seeks to Hire 10,000 New Employees in May

Tue, 30 Apr 2013

Major retailer recruits candidates through nationwide hiring fairs

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- To support its strong growth and fill current vacancies, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is planning to hire 10,000 new employees in May for its store and distribution center locations. Career fairs to recruit candidates will be held throughout the month in the 40 states the company serves.

“Dollar General is seeking to hire people with the attitude, aptitude and ambition to build a career with us and support our mission of Serving Others,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “With growth and development opportunities, industry-recognized training programs and a culture of helping our employees grow and develop their skills, this national hiring initiative is a great opportunity for people to join the Dollar General team and to grow with us as we continue to strengthen and expand our business across America.”

On Saturday, May 18, Dollar General will host a national hiring fair at approximately 170 locations for available store employment opportunities in the 40 states it serves. Hiring fairs at the company’s distribution centers will be held throughout the month.

Further, Dollar General will participate in Florida’s Paychecks for Patriots hiring events for military veterans and their families on Friday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Held at 10 Florida Regional Workforce Board Centers throughout the state, this initiative matches companies with immediate job vacancies in Florida with veterans and their families seeking employment as they return to civilian life or explore other career opportunities.

Candidates interested in joining the Dollar General team who are unable to attend a career fair may apply for available positions online at

The schedule for Dollar General hiring fairs in May is below and the comprehensive list of locations for the hiring fair on May 18 is available on the Careers page on Dollar General’s website. For additional information or story ideas, please contact the Media Relations Department at 615-855-5210 or via email at

Paychecks for Patriots throughout Florida: Friday, May 10
Alachua, Fla. distribution center hiring fair: Friday, May 10
Marion, Ind. distribution center hiring fair: Saturday, May 11
Fulton, Mo. distribution center hiring fair: Tuesday, May 14
Nationwide store hiring fairs at 170 locations across 40 states: Saturday, May 18
Ardmore, Okla. distribution center hiring fair: Saturday, May 18
Scottsville, Ky. distribution center hiring fair: Monday, May 20
Indianola, Miss. distribution center hiring fair: Tuesday, May 21
Lebec, Calif. distribution center hiring fair: Tuesday, May 21
Bethel Township, Pa. distribution center hiring fair: Wednesday, May 22
Bessemer, Ala. distribution center hiring fair: Wednesday, May 29
South Boston, Va. distribution center hiring fair: Wednesday, May 29

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for nearly 75 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 10,000 stores in 40 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

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