Dollar General is looking to hire more than 500 workers for its distribution center in Butts County.
Construction of Dollar General’s nearly 1 million-square-foot distribution center in Jackson is nearing completion and the company is beginning the initial hiring process 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release. The event, which will be held at the Red Devil Hill Gym at 300 Franklin St. in Jackson, will allow applicants an opportunity to learn about fulltime career opportunities and meet with the company’s management team.
Jobs are currently posted on Dollar General’s career page at www.dollargeneral.com/careers. Applicants are encouraged to formally apply for desired positions prior to attending the hiring event.
“The opening of the company’s Jackson distribution center is an exciting opportunity for potential employees to join our team and grow with the company,” Niki Stinespring, Dollar General’s Jackson distribution center senior HR manager, said in the release.
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Participants at Saturday’s event will learn more about the company’s history, competitive wages and benefits offered to future Dollar General employees, safety and training programs, various career functions within the distribution center and how to apply for opportunities online, the release said.
Dollar General announced plans for the Jackson distribution center in May 2016 and began construction shortly thereafter. Construction of the state-of-the-art facility is expected to be completed this summer. The Jackson center is expected to serve about 1,000 stores in the Southeast.
The $87.1 million project is expected to generate $1.2 million in annual local tax revenue.
Tennessee-based Dollar General has more than 13,600 retail locations in 44 states, 15 distribution centers including Jackson and 120,000 employees.