Montgomery County 2019 Business Partner of the Year

FMS Workforce Development Board
Business Partner of the Year
Dollar General Distribution Center

The newly constructed Dollar General Distribution Center is located on Rt. 5S in Amsterdam.  Throughout this year, the Dollar General DC team utilized the Amsterdam Career Center for recruiting and interviewing their new workers.  Elijah Braemer, Sr. Human Resource Manager, as well as all of DG’s management and staff were truly great partners. The new state-of-the-art and highly-efficient DG Center was built to support their growing store network in New York and throughout the northeast.

Dollar General DC is “committed to conducting business in a way that promotes healthy families, thriving communities and a cleaner environment. At Dollar General, corporate responsibility is built into our mission of Serving Others.” Dollar General has already made donations to community organizations.  They donated $5000 to the Workforce Career Center for use in updating the computers in the Resource Rooms for job seekers’ use.  They also made a donation to the United Way in Amsterdam supporting their mission.

The partnership with Dollar General DC is a new one but has been extremely successful to date.  In August, Dollar General held a hiring event on the first floor of the Riverfront Center where job seekers could meet their staff, explore the job opportunities they are offering, and learn about Dollar General.  534 individuals attended the event and 128 candidates utilized the Amsterdam Career Center to complete their online applications that day.  With 200 employees to date, they are still recruiting for warehouse workers.

The FMS Workforce Career Centers look forward to a continuing partnership with Dollar General DC in workforce development.   Congratulations to Elijah Braemer and his staff for their success!

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