Dollar General Stores Hiring Event Slated For February 13th

By Nikki Garrett Metzger

Managing Editor

(Victorville)–Buzz is starting to build as a hiring event was posted for Dollar General Store happening this month in Victorville.  The event is slated to take place on Monday, February 13th at the Hilton Garden Inn on Mariposa.

This news comes on the heels of a report released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that the national unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent last month.

Earlier this year Tennessee-based Dollar General announced the opening of 50 new stores and a distribution center for Southern and Central California, creating more than 1,300 jobs.

The first location in Montclair is set to open this month, to be followed by new stores in Victorville, Colton and Palmdale, a company spokesperson said.

The company may open as many as two dozen stores in Southern California this year.

The California jobs are part of the more than 6,000 jobs the company plans to create in 625 new stores set to open in 2012, according to a company statement. The discount retailer has job opportunities available at all levels, including retail, field, distribution center management and general warehouse positions.

Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America, according to a statement. They carry products such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low prices, usually located near big box stores like Walmart and Target for shoppers’ convenience.

Dollar stores have seen increased profits during the economic downturn as shoppers trying to tighten their budget increasingly turned to these stores.

Rival chain, Family Dollar Stores, also recently announcedplans to open about 50 stores in California by fall.

More information can be found on the company websitewww.dollargeneral.com

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