Dollar General is expected to create about 340 new jobs throughout New York state in 2017.

The expansion is part of Dollar General's new store growth plan, in which the major discount retailer plans to add one-thousand stores and create about 10,000 new jobs in the states it serves.

The creation of 10,000 new jobs will represent a nearly nine percent overall increase to the company's workforce.

“Dollar General looks forward to welcoming new employees who want to grow with us as we expand throughout the states we serve,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “These new jobs reflect the organization’s commitment to seize growth opportunities and further deliver Dollar General’s value proposition of everyday low prices on quality merchandise to customers in 1,000 new locations in 2017.

The specific number of stores by state or the exact location of new store openings is not being released.

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