American discount retailer Dollar General has revealed plans to create approximately 7,000 jobs this year.

As part of these plans, the company is seeking to hire candidates to fill various management roles across 44 states in the US.

The retailer will hire personnel for retail operations, distribution centres and corporate functions over the next ten days across 15,000 retail locations, 15 distribution centres and its corporate offices.

Dollar General executive vice-president and chief people officer Bob Ravener said: “It’s an exciting time to join Dollar General, as we seek qualified candidates to support our tremendous growth.

“In FY 2018 alone, we plan to create approximately 7,000 new jobs, in addition to the approximately 50,000 jobs we have created in the last decade.

“We plan to create approximately 7,000 new jobs, in addition to the approximately 50,000 jobs we have created in the last decade.”

“Our philosophy of championing career development among our nearly 130,000 employees, our commitment to investing in our people as a competitive advantage and our mission of serving others are keys to our growth and make Dollar General an employer of choice to top talent looking to advance their careers.”

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New roles offered under the programme include retail district managers, retail region directors, distribution centre assistant directors and distribution centre supervisors.

The retail is also offering training and development programmes, as well as competitive wages and benefits to existing employees.

It offers an opportunity to gain new skills, develop their talents and grow their careers.

Dollar General currently operates 14,761 stores across the US and offers a wide assortment of products under various brands such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, and Kimberly-Clark.