Dollar General Announces Plans to Create Approximately 10,000 Net New Careers in 2022
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Goodlettsville, Tennessee – March 4, 2022 – Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) announced plans today to create approximately 10,000 net new career opportunities in fiscal 2022 through expected new store, distribution center and private fleet growth. The new career opportunities represent an estimated six percent overall increase to its current workforce. Individuals interested in learning more or applying for career opportunities are encouraged to visit www.dollargeneral.com/careers.
“At Dollar General, our employees are the heart of the company and bring our mission of Serving Others to life each day. We are excited to add new opportunities for individuals to start or develop their career through our growing organization, and we look forward to welcoming new talent to the DG family again this year,” said Kathy Reardon, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief people officer. “We continue to make meaningful and positive investments in our hometowns through new store and distribution center growth, which allows us to remain dedicated to support our diverse employees with training, development, advancement and education opportunities.”
Dollar General recently announced the planned addition of 1,110 new store openings, which includes approximately 100 new pOpshelf store openings. The Company also plans to add new traditional and DG Fresh distribution centers and further expand its DG Private Fleet network.
Dollar General proudly invests in its diverse teams through development, empowerment and inclusion, and the Company works to provide a pathway for career advancement within the organization, evidenced by the fact that approximately 75 percent of current lead store associates and above are internally placed. Employees receive competitive wages and benefits including day-one telemedicine eligibility and Dollar General’s Employee Assistance Foundation, as well as health insurance coverage options, 401K savings and retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave and adoption assistance to eligible employees.
Additionally, Dollar General employees benefit from world-class and award-winning training and development programs, which is currently expected to provide more than three million training hours in fiscal 2022. Dollar General was also inducted into Training magazine’s prestigious Hall of Fame in February 2021, following two consecutive years as the magazine’s top training and development program and 10 consecutive years among the list of top companies.
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Dollar General includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws throughout this release regarding planned job growth in connection with expected store, distribution center and private fleet growth and expected employee training hours. A reader can identify forward-looking statements because they are not limited to historical fact or they use words such as “plan,” “expected,” “estimated,” “and similar expressions that concern Dollar General’s strategy, plans, intentions or beliefs about future occurrences or results. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that may change at any time and may cause actual results to differ materially from those that Dollar General expected. Many of these statements are derived from Dollar General’s operating budgets and forecasts, which are based on many detailed assumptions that Dollar General believes are reasonable, or are based on various assumptions about certain plans, activities or events which we expect will or may occur in the future. However, it is very difficult to predict the effect of known factors, and Dollar General cannot anticipate all factors that could affect actual results that may be important to an investor. All forward-looking information should be evaluated in the context of these risks, uncertainties and other factors, including those factors disclosed under “Risk Factors” in Dollar General’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 19, 2021.
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