On February the 3rd, the Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) announced that it intends to create approximately 10,000 jobs during 2017. The new jobs will be added as a result of the company’s plans to open 1,000 new stores and 2 state-of-the-art distribution centers. The additional jobs will increase Dollar General’s overall workforce by approximately 9%. It also marks the company’s biggest single year employee increase thanks to distribution center and organic store growth in the company’s 78-year history.
In 2008, Todd Vasos joined the company. Since then, the company has grown from approximately 72,000 employees to the estimated 130,000 employees by the end of 2017. Those looking for a job with Dollar General are advised to visit the company’s career website at www.dollargeneral.com/careers. The company intends to utilized their best-in-class training programs to invest in employees as a competitive advantage. During 2017, it is expected that the company will invest more than 1.5 million hours in training new employees to promote better education and development.
The company has consistently been praised for their training programs. They were recently ranked number 8 on the list of Training magazine’s Training Top 125. The company has made the list six years in a roll.