Major retailer recruits candidates through nationwide hiring fairs
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), April 30, 2013 - 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.
Reinforcing the company's commitment to the military community, Dollar General will particupate 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. Hiring events will be held at 10 Florida Regnional 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 www.dollargeneral.com/careers.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paychecks for Patriots throughout Florida: Friday, May 10
Hiring fair for Alachua, Fla. distribution center: Friday, May 10 in Gainesville, Fla.
Hiring fair for Marion, Ind. distribution center: Saturday, May 11 at the Marion Distribution Center: 5575 East Dollar General Way from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hiring fair for Fulton, Mo. distribution center in partnership with retail openings: Tuesday, May 14 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center at 2200 I-70 Drive SW in Columbia, Mo. from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Nationwide store hiring fairs at 170 locations across 40 states: Saturday, May 18: Click here for locations
Hiring fairs for Ardmore, Okla. distribution center:
April 30: Workforce Oklahoma, 1500 Hoppe Blvd, Ste. 2 in Ada, Okla. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
May 3: Workforce Oklahoma in Duncan, Okla. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
May 4: Madill County Fair in Madill, Okla. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
May 14: Texas Workforce Center in Gainesville, Texas from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
May 18: Ardmore Distribution Center at 401 General Drive in Ardmore, Okla. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hiring fair for Scottsville, Ky. distribution center: Monday, May 20 at Bowling Green and Glasfow Career Service Centers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hiring fair for Indianola, Miss. distribution center: Tuesday, May 21 at the Governor's Career Event at the Mississippi Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hiring fair for Lebec, Calif. distribution center: Tuesday, May 21 at the Career Services Center in Bakersfield, Calif. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Management hiring fair for Bethel, Pa. distribution center: Wednesday, May 22 at the Sara Kurr-Zock Building at 27 Rehrersburg Rd. in Bethel, Pa. 19507 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hiring fair for Bessemer, Ala. distribution center: Wednesday, May 29 at the Alabama Career center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hiring fair for South Boston, Va. distribution center: Wednesday, May 29 at the South Boston Distribution Center at 3207 Philpott Rd. from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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 www.dollargeneral.com.
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