Dollar General Partners with Florida Government Agencies and Other Employers for Statewide Paychecks for Patriots Military Veteran Hiring Fair

Goodlettsville, Tenn. — May 9, 2013 — Dollar General is partnering with the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, the Florida National Guard, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and private employers throughout the state to connect Florida’s veterans and their families with immediate career opportunities through the Paychecks for Patriots initiative.  Held at ten locations throughout Florida on Friday, May 10, Paychecks for Patriots will match veterans and their families with employers who value skills, knowledge and attributes attained during military experience.
To commemorate this proactive collaboration between the private and public sectors and demonstrate support for veterans transitioning to civilian life through meaningful employment, Governor Rick Scott declared Friday, May 10 as Paychecks for Patriots Day in Florida. 
More than 115 distinct Florida employers will be represented at the hiring fairs including Dollar General, which successfully partnered last fall with state government agencies in Tennessee to implement the first-ever  Paychecks for Patriots hiring event.
“Dollar General is deeply committed to the military community, which is reflected in the thousands of veterans hired each year,” said Bob Ravener, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief people officer.  “Dollar General is proud to participate in this innovative public-private partnership and is coordinating with the Florida military community to match employers dedicated to assisting veterans and their families find careers that best meet their backgrounds and aspirations.”
Paychecks for Patriots Hiring Fairs will be held at the following locations on Friday May 10:
Ft. Walton Beach – One Step Closer Center, 409 NE Racetrack Rd., NE
Lake City – American Legion Post #56,  2602 SW Main Boulevard
Gainesville – Freedom Community Center, 7400 SW 41st Place
Orange City – One-Step Closer Center,  846 Saxon Blvd
Leesburg – National Guard Armory, 400 West Meadow Street
Orlando – National Guard Armory, 2809 South Ferncreek Avenue
New Port Richey – One-Step Closer Center, 4440 Grand Blvd
Sebring – One- Step Closer Center, 5901 U.S. South 27
Dania Beach, Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel, 1825 Griffin Road
Miami – Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th Street
For specific times and to view and apply for available positions online, please visit: More information is also available at
Veterans or their family members interested in joining the Dollar General team who are unable to attend a Paychecks for Patriots hiring event may apply for available positions online at

In addition to the Paychecks for Patriots initiative, Dollar General has launched a national hiring event in May and is planning to hire 10,000 new employees for its store and distribution center locations.  Career fairs to recruit candidates will be held throughout the month of May in 170 locations in the 40 states the company serves, including Florida. Complete information about the hiring event is also available on the Dollar General Career website listed above.