Discount retailer takes pledge to support 50-plus workforce
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE), August 01, 2012 - Dollar General Corp., (NYSE: DG) today reaffirmed its commitment to experienced workers by supporting the AARP’s “Work Reimagined” program and the 50-plus worker pledge.
“Dollar General is committed to creating job opportunities for all Americans,” said Bob Ravener, Dollar General’s EVP and chief people officer. “Experienced people bring tremendous work skills and talent to the workplace, and Dollar General is a place where every employee’s knowledge and expertise is valued.”
Dollar General’s commitment to the “Work Reimagined” program is another expression of the company’s support of American workers. The discount retailer has plans to add more than 6,000 new jobs in 2012 to support its more than 10,000 stores and 11 distribution centers across the country.
“Dollar General is an exciting place to work for people of all generations,” said Ravener. “We provide opportunities for employees to grow their careers, contribute to the company’s success and become involved in the community.”
“Work Reimagined” is a social network-based jobs program that connects employers seeking experienced workers with qualified professionals searching for new or more satisfying careers. The site (www.workreimagined.org) will leverage the platform of social media site LinkedIn to make the best connections between experienced workers and the best employers.
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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. Dollar General is dedicated to the growth and development of its employees, and was recognized by the Nashville Business Journal as a Best Place to Work and Training’s Top 125. 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.