Saturday 16 February 2019

Aldi to create 500 jobs with the opening of seven new stores

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Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Budget grocery chain Aldi is to create more than 500 new jobs this year to support its ongoing growth and expansion in Ireland.

The retailer also plans to open seven new stores here in 2019.

Among the opportunities currently available in Aldi are for area managers, store managers, and store assistant across Aldi's entire 137 stores nationwide.

Meanwhile, the group announced a new minimum rate of pay of €11.90 an hour, matching the living wage rate recommended by the Living Wage Technical Group.

Giles Hurley, CEO Aldi UK and Ireland, said:  "We plan on hiring 500 new employees this year to join the Aldi team and contribute to our growth and success."

"Our expanding store portfolio, market performance and new Project Fresh stores demand that we continue to future proof our business with the best people in retail."

Earlier this month Aldi issued an upbeat Irish update, saying it had its busiest Christmas ever, with the week before the festive season seeing sales jump 10pc year-on-year.

The German discounter said it had an extra 350,000 shoppers through the door in the run up to Christmas.

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