Dollar General is planning to create 1,000 jobs across the state of Georgia this year with the addition of new stores as well as a new distribution center.
The Goodlettsville, Tennessee-based company said in a news release that it wants to add 1,000 discount stores and create about 10,000 jobs across the country in 2017.
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News outlets report that Dollar General currently has more than 700 stores and more than 5,000 employees in Georgia.
The growth plan in Georgia includes opening a new distribution center in Jackson. The land, purchased in May, sits in Butts and Spalding counties, south of Atlanta. Gov. Nathan Deal said in a statement last year that the center will create 500 jobs.
The company has not given further details about where the new stores will be.