Dollar General building distribution center, hiring 550 in Janesville
JANESVILLE, Wis. — Dollar General announced it has begun construction on its new state-of-the-art distribution center in Janesville. It will be the 14th facility in the retailer’s growing distribution network.
At full capacity, the approximately one million square-foot facility is expected to employ more than 550 to serve stores in Wisconsin and surrounding states. Dollar General plans to begin hiring in late summer 2016 with operations expected to begin in December 2016. The Wisconsin Department of Economic Development estimates a total of 1,073 jobs would be positively impacted by the new facility within five years, taking into account the construction jobs that result from the project as well as the ripple effects the increased employment will have on the local economy.
“This state-of-the-art distribution center will help support our growth throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest,” said Todd Vasos, chief executive officer of Dollar General. “… Janesville provides a great location, a strong business environment and a great workforce to draw from to fill the 550 jobs that are anticipated to be created by this new distribution Center.”
The new distribution center is expected to service more than 1,000 stores in the Upper Midwest. Dollar General currently has 122 stores in Wisconsin with more than 900 employees.
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Source: Dollar General press release