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Dollar General to open 625 stores, add 6,000 jobs in 2011

Goodlettsville, Tenn. -- Building on its plans to open 625 new stores in fiscal 2011, Dollar General Corp. announced that it will create 6,000 new jobs. The new stores and jobs will be spread among Dollar General’s existing 35-state operating area, as well as three new states: Connecticut, Nevada and New Hampshire.

In addition to 625 new stores, the company plans to remodel or relocate 550 stores.

The anticipated jobs follow two years of positive job growth for the company. From 2009 -- 2011, the company will have created more than 15,000 new jobs.

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