Aldi today announced it is seeking to recruit and train more than 1,050 new store employees throughout 2021, to support its ongoing growth and expansion in Ireland.
The new roles include 700 permanent positions and 350 temporary jobs to support the current trading period, the discount retailer said.
Aldi said it will open four new stores in the coming months at Dunshaughlin, Douglas, Newbridge and Bayside, Dublin 13, adding to its existing network of 145, with additional stores in Cahersiveen and Killarney to follow later this year.
Aldi has also submitted six new store planning applications in the past year, seeking permission to open new stores in Castlecomer, Roaches St. Limerick, Ballybrit, Ballyhaunis, Kanturk and Shannon, it added.
Employment opportunities are available at store assistant, assistant store manager and store manager levels at different stores across the country, the discount retailer said.
Welcoming the announcement, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar T.D., said: “These 1,050 new jobs are a fantastic boost for our economy. These come in addition to the 500 which were hired last year and will mean four new stores will open in the coming months."
"I’m really glad to see Aldi continuing to offer both the living wage and sick pay to all employees, two benefits I would like to see more employers offering," he added.
Aldi said it has witnessed strong sales in the last 12 months, growing by 15.2% and with over 1.4 million households shopping at its stores.
Niall O’Connor, group managing director, Aldi Ireland said: “Our staff has played a central role in ensuring people have had access to essential best value groceries in a safe environment."
"Additional investment for 2021 in new stores, store extensions and Project Fresh store upgrades confirms our continued commitment to the Irish economy,” he added.
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