Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Dollar General announces plans to add 4,000 jobs

April 1, 2009 12:33 PM CDT GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. - Goodlettsville-based Dollar General announced plans Wednesday to create up to 4,000 jobs in 2009 to support the company's plans to open 450 new stores. The plans come on the heels of reporting record sales and operating profit for the fiscal year 2008. Positions at the discount retailer will be available in the 35 states in which it currently has operates and include part-time and full-time jobs at various levels including store, field and other store support positions, the company said. "Our growth will add positions in many markets severely hit by the recession," Bob Ravener, Dollar General's senior vice president and chief people officer, said in a release obtained by News 2 Wednesday. "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 is the nation's largest retailer by number of company-owned locations and operates more than 8,400 stores in 35 states.

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