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Dollar General welcomes older Americans in the work force

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Older Americans who still want to participate in the work force will be welcomed by Dollar General. The retailer has eaffirmed its commitment to experienced workers by supporting the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)’s “Work Reimagined” program and the 50-plus worker pledge.

“Dollar General is committed to creating job opportunities for all Americans,” said Bob Ravener, Dollar General’s EVP and chief people officer. “Experienced people bring tremendous work skills and talent to the workplace, and Dollar General is a place where every employee’s knowledge and expertise is valued.”

Dollar General has plans to add more than 6,000 new jobs in 2012 to support its more than 10,000 stores and 11 distribution centers across the country.

“Dollar General is an exciting place to work for people of all generations,” said Ravener. “We provide opportunities for employees to grow their careers, contribute to the company’s success and become involved in the community.”

“Work Reimagined” (www.workreimagined.org) utilizes the social media site LinkedIn to help connect experienced workers with their desired employers.