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Dollar General to Hire 6,000 Workers in 2011

Dollar General said Monday it plans to hire 6,000 workers this year as it looks to open 625 new stores across the country.

The discount retailer said the new stores will be spread across its current 35-state operating area as well as in three states where the retailer currently doesn't operate: Connecticut, Nevada and New Hampshire.

"Bringing our store model of convenience and value to more people in more states is an exciting opportunity for us," said Rick Dreiling, CEO of Dollar General, in a press release.

From 2009 to 2011, Dollar General has expanded its work force by 15,000 as it expands its locations.

In addition to the new stores, Dollar Genral will remodel or relocate 550 stores.

Shares of Dollar General were flat in pre-market trading Monday.