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Dollar General Recognized for Post 9/11 Veteran Employment

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Dollar General Recognized for Post 9/11 Veteran Employment06:52 EST Tuesday, November 15, 2011GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dollar General (NYSE:DG), one of the country's leading discount retailers, was recognized by the U.S Chamber of Commerce for its military veteran hiring efforts at the 4th Annual Business Steps Up: Hiring Our Heroes event on Nov. 10. "Dollar General is grateful for the veterans who have served and sacrificed so much for our country," said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's chairman and CEO. "We believe those who've gained leadership and the spirit of service while serving our country are a great fit for our company. " First Lady Michelle Obama gave the keynote speech during the event that recognized employers for their support of military families and veterans. Tawn Earnest 615-855-5209 Emily Weiss 615-855-5210 This information was brought to you by Cision,c9187323