A new Dollar General Store will be opening soon in DeKalb County.
Construction is underway on the building, located on Highway 70 at Snow Hill. With the new store, Dollar General will have three locations in DeKalb County. The other two are in Smithville and Alexandria.
Dollar General has not yet announced a specific date for the opening of the new store here.
Dollar General recently announced plans to add 635 new stores and 550 relocations or remodels throughout the country in 2013 creating 6,000 new jobs. "Throughout 2013, we plan to expand throughout the 40 states we serve based on how we can best meet our customers' needs," said Crystal W. Chassemi, Public Relations Manager for the Dollar General Corporation.
"We look for locations where we can offer customers an easy and convenient shopping choice. We also take demographic trends, competitive factors and traffic patterns into consideration. We know convenience is a major factor in our customers' shopping decisions as we generally serve customers within a 3-5 mile radius, or 10 minute drive. We determine new store and remodel/relocations based on this criteria," said Chassemi.
With the addition of these 6,000 jobs in 2013, Dollar General will have created approximately 30,000 jobs in the last six years.
"Dollar General's continued growth reflects our customers' increasing satisfaction with our everyday low prices and convenience," said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's chairman and CEO. "Further, 2013 will mark another growth milestone as we plan to open the organization's 11,000th store before the year's end when we will begin our 75th anniversary in 2014."
In order to generate a high caliber candidate pool, Dollar General also participates in proactive hiring initiatives such as Paychecks for Patriots that demonstrate the company's commitment to an employee base including veterans. The Paychecks for Patriots program helps resolve the challenges of unemployment facing veterans by equipping the military community with the resources to better access available job opportunities at committed companies.
"Dollar General is a thriving organization looking to attract new employees that embody our mission of ‘Serving Others,' which complements the company's efforts to promote from within. We are excited to welcome new talent with a passion for the retail business," said Bob Ravener, executive vice president and chief people officer.
Dollar General's commitment to employee development will also continue in 2013 by using training as an instrumental tool in the company's overall success. Recently, Training magazine recognized the company among its Training Top 125 for the second consecutive year.