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Dollar General to Hire 6,000 for 2011 Expansion

Dollar General announced Monday morning that its 2011 expansion plan to open 625 new stores will allow it to hire 6,000 workers this year. The discount retailer plans to add stores in markets across its existing 35-state operating area, as well as in three new states: Connecticut, Nevada and New Hampshire.

Rough Economy Means Big Profits for Dollar General

The dollar store operator said its profit rose 51% in the second quarter as consumers continue to shop for bargains amid a weak economy. Along with the profit jump, Dollar General announced plans to open about 600 new stores.