ReboundKC: Dollar General hiring for new DGX store Tuesday

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Posted at 6:44 AM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 08:10:25-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dollar General will host a hiring event at its new DGX store in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, Tuesday.

Interested applicants can stop by the store at 1979 Main St. between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to meet with a human resources representative. Organizers encourage applicants to fill out an application online before arriving at the store.

DGX is hiring part and full-time positions on the sales floor and in the managerial ranks.

Angela Petkovic, a spokesperson for Dollar General, said the company offers competitive pay and several benefits. She did not say how many positions are currently open.

“Dollar General offers an opportunity for people to either start or grow their career and the benefits are a very big draw to that,” Petkovic explained.

DGX is a relatively new concept from Dollar General designed to meet the needs of downtown areas.

DGX Kansas City opened in August 2020. It sells more fresh produce and pre-packed foods than a typical Dollar General. Plus, it offers a coffee bar and expanded health and beauty sections, which separate it from the standard stores.

Petkovic pointed out the prices remain affordable.

Tommy Wilson, the economic development program manager for Downtown KC, said DGX meets a need. He said more than 30,000 people live in the greater downtown area and the number is growing. He said revitalizing a downtown begins by making it easy for people to live there. DGX helps meet that goal.

“As we grow our residential base, that does create demand for restaurants and bars and places like DGX and markets and grocery stores. That really adds to the vibrancy of downtown, the excitement of living down here,” Wilson pointed out.

Some cities, like Kansas City, Kansas, have placed limits on where dollar stores can open. The criticism is that typical dollar stores don’t sell much healthy food, but sell enough household items they deter full-blown grocery stores from opening in the same neighborhoods, meaning people in the neighborhoods don’t have as great of access to healthy foods.

DGX prides itself on the variety of fresh fruits and vegetables it sells.

“We look to serve metropolitan customers in exciting downtown living environments, just like KC, with value and convenience on quality products,” Petkovic said.

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