Company Plans to Create 200 Jobs and Donates $10,000 to Coweta County School
Dollar General recently celebrated the grand opening of its Newnan, Georgia regional distribution hub with an event for employees and their families. Additionally, to demonstrate Dollar General’s commitment to its mission of Serving Others, Dollar General presented a $10,000 donation to Dr. Stephanie Golden at Arbor Springs Elementary School to support local literacy and education initiatives.
(LEFT TO RIGHT: Arbor Springs Elementary School Principal Dr. Stephanie Golden, Dollar General Chief Executive Officer Jeff Owen and Dollar General Senior Vice President of Distribution Rod West)
The opening is part of the Company’s recently announced supply chain expansion and is expected to create approximately 200 new jobs at full capacity. The one-million-square-foot facility serves as an intermediary point between import locations and Dollar General’s distribution center network.
Dollar General has a longstanding presence in the Peach State, opening its first store in Calhoun (Gordon County) in 1964. Today, the Company operates three distribution centers (including Jackson in Spalding and Butts Counties that opened in 2018 and a DG Fresh facility in Atlanta that opened in 2019), its growing DG Private Fleet and more than 1,000 stores that collectively employ nearly 10,000 Georgians.
Distribution center employment opportunities are online at www.dollargeneral.com/careers. Dollar General provides employees with competitive wages, world-class and award-winning training and development programs and benefits including day-one telemedicine eligibility and Dollar General’s Employee Assistance Foundation, as well as health insurance coverage options, 401K savings and retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave and adoption assistance to eligible employees.
Dollar General believes the addition of each distribution center represents positive economic impact in the communities it serves and takes several factors into consideration when choosing distribution centers sites including proximities to DG stores, local business environments and local workforces, among others.