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Dollar General to Open 635 Stores, Add 6,000 Jobs

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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Goodlettsville based Dollar General  chain of discount retail stores says it’s going to open 635 new stores this year and add 6,000 new jobs.

The company also announced yesterday that plans to relocate 550 stores in 2013. The company says it plans to open the chain's 11,000th store before the year's end and the company's 75th anniversary in 2014.

Chairman and CEO Rick Dreiling says that the company's continued growth reflects customer satisfaction.

The company also says as part of the expansion, it’s participating in a statewide initiative called Paychecks for Patriots that helps unemployed veterans find jobs.