Training & Development

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Investing in Our People: World Class Training. We are committed to providing our employees with opportunities to gain new skills, develop their talents and advance with the company. Our results are reflected in our strong internal promotion, placement rates and fulfilled workforce.

Kathy Reardon, Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer
“For more than 80 years, Dollar General has maintained a clear focus on our mission of Serving Others. In keeping with that mission, we are proud to offer our employees a pathway to education and career growth through the utilization of best-in-class, award-winning training and development programs. Our employees are our competitive advantage, and we are committed to providing robust opportunities to enhance and develop their talents, engage our teams, and celebrate continued career advancement with the organization.”
— Kathy Reardon, Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer

Training Magazine’s Training Top 125 Award

We are proud to be named to Training Magazine’s Top 125 for the 8th consecutive year with a current rank of #1!

ACE CREDIT® Recommendation

Dollar General is proud to announce that Store Managers who complete the Store Manager Training program are eligible to receive up to nine college credit hours toward the completion of an undergraduate degree after an evaluation and recommendation by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®).

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Tuition Scholarship Program & University Alliance

At Dollar General, we are invested in the growth and development of our employees and believe that our employees deserve the opportunity to pursue their educational goals. With benefits that begin on day one of employment, our programs are geared toward helping employees achieve their personal and professional life goals.

Our Tuition Scholarship Program allows full-time employees to obtain reimbursement of approved programs for tuition, books, fees or a certification.

Our University Alliance Program offers a variety of benefits to all part-time and full-time employees. With multiple university partnerships, benefits range from tuition discounts to application fee waivers to deferred billing. Employees who take advantage of this program receive support from a dedicated team of advisors to assist them in choosing the right program and understanding their financial responsibility.

DG Voice Your Opinion Matters

DG Voice is our survey tool to collect continuous employee feedback on key business initiatives and overall employee experience. We use this valuable feedback to make enhancements in our distribution centers, retail locations and Store Support Center.

DGU Core

Designed from DG Voice feedback! DGU Core is a new modern curriculum dedicated to your professional growth and development at Dollar General. This program is comprised of modern learning methods and is flexible to fit your busy schedule.

Connect To Something Bigger

Reach for Success
Reach for Success

We want to help others lead better lives. To achieve that means more than providing great value. It means empowering others to achieve their potential.

Welcome to Store Manager Training
Welcome to Store Manager Training

Dollar General believes in developing talent. We believe in everyone’s ability to succeed and want to help you pursue your dreams. We’re excited for you to make the most of it and discover Dollar General!


We’re proud to be recognized for our hard work and give back. Check out some of the awards we’ve been honored to receive!

Samantha Wilson

Training Magazine Ranks Samantha Wilson in the Top 5 As One of the 2017 Emerging Training Leaders

Samantha Wilson,
Sr. Training Manager,
Dollar General

Dollar General Training and Development Ranked #1!

Training Magazine, Training Top 125

DGU District Manager Training

Dollar General’s District Manager Training Program Wins 2017 Outstanding Training Initiative Award

Training Magazine