Dollar General Supporting Initiative to Help America’s Youth Find Career Opportunities

October 11, 2016

Major discount retailer is one of the founding signatories to the President’s First Job Compact

Goodlettsville, Tennessee – October 11, 2016 – Dollar General (NYSE: DG) today signed the White House First Job Recruiting and Hiring Compact in support of President Obama’s call to action for communities and businesses to help connect out-of-school, out-of-work youth (Opportunity Youth) to their first jobs. As part of its commitment, Dollar General will enhance its partnerships with high school and workforce development centers with the goal of hiring approximately 1,000 Opportunity Youth candidates over the next 12 months at its distribution centers and stores.
“Dollar General is eager to embrace this initiative to help match young people across America with job openings,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “We believe in investing in our people as a competitive advantage and it is important  to our business to recruit young workers who can grow with us and embrace our mission of Serving Others.”
Dollar General is partnering with employment opportunity centers across America to help workers between the ages of 18 and 24 transition into the workforce with first-time job opportunities.  As a founding member of the First Job Compact, Dollar General will continue to execute on this work with a focus on recruiting, hiring and training Opportunity Youth.
“At Dollar General, we see this as a tremendous opportunity to match employers with talent and to provide our nation’s youth with a career path that will take them as far as their goals, aspirations, and abilities will take them,” said Bob Ravener, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief people officer. “Dollar General has a proven track record of promoting internally and with our outstanding training and development programs we are poised to help employees just entering the workforce not just to get a job but build a great career with us.”
Dollar General’s commitment to employee development through great onboarding and best-in-class training is instrumental to the company’s overall success. Recently, Training magazine recognized the company among its Training Top 125 for the fifth consecutive year.
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Dollar General has job openings for Opportunity Youth between the ages of 18 and 24 with both full time and part time positions available. As all hiring functions are managed online, candidates looking to join Dollar General must apply for all new positions online at

About Dollar General Corporation 

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is proud to serve as America’s neighborhood general store. Founded in 1939, Dollar General lives its mission of Serving Others every day by providing access to affordable products and services for its customers, career opportunities for its employees, and literacy and education support for its hometown communities. As of August 4, 2023, the company’s 19,488 Dollar General, DG Market, DGX and pOpshelf stores across the United States and Mi Súper Dollar General stores in Mexico provide everyday essentials including food, health and wellness products, cleaning and laundry supplies, self-care and beauty items, and seasonal décor from our high-quality private brands alongside many of the world’s most trusted brands such as Coca Cola, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, General Mills, Hershey, J.M. Smucker, Kraft, Mars, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and Unilever.  Learn more at

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