Discount retailer offers scholarship program and tuition savings at select colleges
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), July 24, 2012 - Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG), the country’s largest retailer by number of stores, has created a new scholarship and education program for its 90,000 employees and their families.
“In addition to creating career opportunities, Dollar General is committed to developing talent and contributing to a more skilled and educated American work force,” said Bob Ravener, Dollar General’s executive vice president & chief people officer. “We’re proud to introduce ‘DGU Grow,’ an exciting program that helps employees pursue their educational dreams while contributing to the success of Dollar General.”
“DGU Grow” provides tuition savings for online and on-campus courses at a network of select colleges and universities for all Dollar General employees and, in some cases, for their family members. Participants can save money while seeking an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree.
The program also includes a separate scholarship for qualifying employees to help defray costs for undergraduate classes at an accredited college or university of the employee’s choosing.
Dollar General continues its dedication to the growth and development of its employees and the work force at large. In addition to the company’s ongoing reimbursement program for employees who are studying for the General Education Development (GED) exam, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation supports community programs nationwide that help adult GED learners. Since 2010, the foundation has helped 180,000 individuals take the first steps to earning their GED. For more information about job opportunities at Dollar General, visit www.dollargeneral.com.
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 70 years. With more than 10,000 stores in 40 states, Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!(R) by offering life’s necessities, such as food, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. The company has been recognized by the Nashville Business Journal as a Best Place to Work and by Training magazine as a Top 125 employer. The company employs more than 90,000 people across the country and around the world. Learn more about the Fortune 200 company and its career opportunities at www.dollargeneral.com.
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