GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov 09, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dollar General Corp. has been named to GI Jobs magazine's top 100 military-friendly employers list. The list, drawn from a sample of an estimated 5,000 companies, was created based on criteria such as the strength of company military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service and company policies toward National Guard and reserve service.
"Dollar General is honored to be included on this prestigious list," said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's chairman and CEO. "We value the experience and expertise of our military employees whose dedication to service fits well with Dollar General's mission of Serving Others. We are glad that veterans and active military members choose to use their talents to contribute to Dollar General's success."
Dollar General is committed to its employees who are veterans, active military or serving in the National Guard and Reserve. As of May 2009, Dollar General had approximately 3,400 employees who have served or are currently serving in the military.
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General is the largest discount retailer in the United States by number of stores with 8,700 neighborhood stores in 35 states. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!(R) by offering quality private and national branded items that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood stores. Dollar General is among the largest retailers of top-quality products made by America's most trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, Fruit of the Loom, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. The Company store support center is located in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. Dollar General's Web site can be reached at www.dollargeneral.com.
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