Dollar General has announced that it will celebrate the official grand opening of its new store in Dunsmuir on Jan. 7 beginning at 8 a.m.

The store at 5130 Florence Loop in Dunsmuir, just off Interstate 5, has been open for about three weeks and has a sign out front with information about job applications.

The first 100 adult shoppers at the store on Jan. 7 will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card, and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag, among other giveaways, according to a press release.

Dollar General describes its stores as “offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations.”

Traditional Dollar General stores employ approximately six to 10 people, depending on the need, according to the press release announcing the Dunsmuir grand opening. Anyone interested in joining the Dollar General team is directed to visit the Career section at: www.dollargeneral.com.

“Dollar General is committed to delivering a pleasant shopping experience that includes a convenient location, a wide assortment of merchandise and great prices on quality products,” Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development Dan Nieser states in the release.

Its stores are laid out in a way to “make shopping simple for customers,” according to the release. “Seasonal products are displayed in the center of the store, departments are easily recognizable with visible signage and coolers are conveniently located at the front of the store.”

In operation for more than 75 years, Dollar General operated 13,205 stores in 43 states as of Oct. 28, 2016.

The store features “high quality private brands,” and products from American manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo.

Dollar General says it is “deeply involved in the communities it serves and is an ardent supporter of literacy and education. At the cash register of every Dollar General store, customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or prepare for their high school equivalency test can pick up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card that can be mailed in for a referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services.”

Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $127 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping nearly more than 7.9 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education, according to the press release.

For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.com.