Exciting News from Our Friends at Dollar General!
Friday, March 19, 2021
We are excited to open our new store at 409 North Buckeye Avenue in the coming days in Abilene! We opened our first store in Kansas nearly 40 years ago in 1982 and look forward to opening our second store in Abilene—and fifth store in Dickinson County.
At DG, we strive to be a positive business partner and good community neighbor. We believe the addition of each new Dollar General store represents positive economic growth for the communities we proudly serve through the creation of local jobs and opportunities for employee development and career advancement, as well as through grants provided through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation that positively impact literacy and education initiatives at schools, non-profits and libraries.
The store is expected to employ approximately six to 10 people, depending on the individual needs of the store. DG also continues to hire new employees across its store, distribution and private fleet networks. The Company provides employees with competitive wages, world-class and award-winning training and development programs and benefits including day-one telemedicine eligibility and Dollar General’s Employee Assistance Foundation, as well as health insurance coverage options, 401K savings and retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave and adoption assistance to eligible employees. Interested candidates can review and apply for available positions (see: https://www.careerarc.com/.../dollar.../campaign/45977).
Through our mission of Serving Others, DG strives to be a good neighbor is committed to the communities it proudly calls home, evidenced by unwavering support of literacy and education initiatives through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The addition of the Abilene store opens the opportunity for schools, nonprofit organizations and libraries within a 15-mile radius of the store to apply for Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $186 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 12 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.com.
Thank you to our partners at the Dickinson County Economic Development Corporation for their assistance with this project.