GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Apr 01, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- On the heels of reporting record sales and operating profit for its fiscal 2008, Dollar General today announced plans to create up to 4,000 jobs in 2009 to support the company's plans to open 450 new stores.
The nation's largest retailer by number of company-owned locations, Dollar General will be adding jobs throughout the 35 states in which it currently operates to complement and sustain the more than 72,000 employees who either work in or support the 8,400-store chain.
"Dollar General is excited about our company's future plans. Our growth will add positions in many markets severely hit by the recession," said Bob Ravener, Dollar General's senior vice president and chief people officer. "Particularly during these difficult economic times, Dollar General is proud to create opportunities and attract top talent that will also support families in the communities where we do business."
Dollar General offers competitive wages and benefits, has both part-time and full-time opportunities, and also offers eligible employees medical coverage and other benefits. Positions are now and will be available at various levels within the company throughout the year, including store, field, and other store support positions. To find out more about Dollar General and current career opportunities, visit www.dollargeneral.com.
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General is the largest discount retailer in the United States by number of stores with more than 8,400 neighborhood stores located in 35 states as of January 30, 2009. Dollar General helps shoppers Save Time. Save Money. Every Day.? by offering quality private label 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, and Fruit of the Loom. The Company store support center is located in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. Dollar General's Web site can be reached at www.dollargeneral.com.
This press release contains forward-looking information regarding the Company's job creation and store growth plans. All forward-looking information should be evaluated in the context of the risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from that expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: the availability of attractive store locations; the absence of occupancy delays; the ability to negotiate favorable lease terms; the ability to hire and train new personnel, especially store managers; the ability to identify customer demand in different geographic areas; general economic conditions; the availability of sufficient funds for expansion; financial and capital market conditions; natural disasters; competition; and other risks. Many of these factors are beyond the Company's control. The Company discusses certain of these factors more fully in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including its annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 20, 2009, filed with the SEC on March 24, 2009, and this release should be read in conjunction with such filing, together with all of the Company's other filings, including current reports on Form 8-K, made with the SEC through the date of this release.
Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances arising after the date on which they were made. As a result of these risks and uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements included herein.
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