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Dollar General Begins Hiring at Jonesville, SC Distribution Center Retailer to employ 525 in Union County

January 26, 2005

GOODLETTSVILLE, TENN. (January 26, 2005)-- Dollar General, one of the country's fastest-growing retailers, is kicking off the hiring process for 525 jobs at its new distribution center in Jonesville, S.C. on Monday, January 31.

Jobseekers may apply for the jobs online at www.sctechjobs.com, or in person at the Union National Guard Armory, 165 Industrial Park Road in Union, Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., January 31 - February 3. Applicants may also apply at their local workforce centers throughout the state during the application period. After that, applications will only be available at local workforce centers.

Dollar General will begin scheduling interviews immediately for approximately 125 receiving positions and will conduct them the week of February 21 through February 25. The company will interview for an estimated 350 shipping positions April 4 - April 8. Only one application is necessary to be considered for both receiving and shipping positions.

Positions available include material and non-material handling positions such as lift equipment operators, receiving unloaders and office clerks. On-the-job training will be provided. The distribution center is expected to open in late spring.

"We are looking forward to adding people to our team who are enthusiastic and who thrive in a collaborative environment," said Mike Cato, manager of the distribution center. "Union County has a great reputation for its work ethic, and I feel confident that we will find good candidates who are a great fit for our company."

Dollar General offers competitive wages and benefits, including eligibility for medical, coverage as of the day of hire for full-time and part-time employees. The company also has a 401(k) program with a fully vested, dollar-for-dollar company match up to 5%, after an employee has one year of service that includes at least 1,000 hours.

About Dollar General Dollar General is a Fortune 500 discount retailer with more than 7,321 neighborhood stores as of December 31, 2004. Dollar General stores offer convenience and value to customers by offering consumable basic items that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids and cleaning supplies, as well as a selection of basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at everyday low prices. The company has a longstanding tradition of supporting literacy and education in the U.S. To date, the company's literacy program has helped 50,000 people learn to read. For more information about Dollar General, go to www.dollargeneral.com.

CONTACT: Tawn Earnest
(615) 855-5209
tearnest@dollargeneral.com




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