Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is continuing its solid year and it looks like the company continues to rebuild. As such, the company has announced its plan to create roughly 10,000 new jobs by the end of this year. These new positions, of course, will coincide with 1,000 planned new store openings and two new distribution centers. Overall, this represents 9 percent overall increase to the company’s workforce, marking the largest single-year employee increase in organic store and distribution center growth the company has seen within the whole 78 years the company has been around.
According to Dollar General (NYSE: DG) CEO Todd Vasos, “These new jobs reflect the organization’s commitment to seize growth opportunities and further deliver Dollar General’s value proposition of everyday low prices on quality merchandise to customers in 1,000 new locations in 2017. Since joining Dollar General in 2008, I’ve had the privilege to see the company grow from approximately 72,000 employees to more than 130,000 anticipated employees by end of the 2017 fiscal year. It really is an exciting time to be a Dollar General employee.”
In addition, Dollar General Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Bob Ravener, notes, “This year’s continued growth presents numerous opportunities for candidates looking to begin and develop their careers at one of America’s fastest-growing retailers. Candidates should look to Dollar General (NYSE: DGs a great career choice for numerous factors, including our variety of training and development programs, focus on internal advancement within the company, and mission of serving others.”
Dollar stores—as an industry, not just the brand—are growing. That makes sense when you consider the sharply rising consumer costs in other areas. Discount chains continue to thrive in an environment when consumers are pinching every penny. According to a recent Nielsen count, convenience industry store count increased from 27,378 stores last year to 28,832 this year.
Finally, Vasos goes on to say, “Dollar General looks forward to welcoming new employees who want to grow with us as we expand throughout the states we serve. These new jobs reflect the organization’s commitment to seize growth opportunities and further deliver Dollar General’s value proposition of everyday low prices on quality merchandise to customers in 1,000 new locations in 2017.”