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Aldi UK To Recruit 3,000 Ahead Of Festive Season

The British arm of German discounter Aldi said on Thursday it was looking to recruit 3,000 workers ahead of the festive trading period.

Privately owned Aldi, which earlier this month overtook Morrisons to become Britain's fourth-biggest supermarket group, said it is looking to fill over 2,000 temporary and permanent store positions.

It is also recruiting for more than 850 roles across its 11 regional distribution centres.

Britain's labour market is tight and a raft of retailers have recently announced pay rises.

Lidl Recruitment Drive 

Rival supermarket Lidl GB said on Tuesday that it will hire 1,000 hourly paid staff in Britain over the next five months for its new stores and warehouses.

The new recruits will earn a minimum of £10.90 ($12.43) an hour outside of London and £11.95 inside the M25 motorway.

The company, said that the new roles would include part-time and full-time roles with pay increase of up to £12 to £13 depending on the length of service and location.

On the 22 September, Lidl GB announced that it has raised its hourly pay rates for the second time this year as competition heats up to attract and retain staff in a tight labour market amid a cost of living crisis.

The increases, benefiting over 23,500 workers, reportedly came into effect on 1 October and cost Lidl GB £39.5 million.

The hiring plan comes at a time when competition to attract and retain staff is heating up in a tight UK labour market amid a rise in cost of living.

Read More: Lidl GB To Hire 1,000 Staff In Britain Over Five Months

News by Reuters, edited by Donna Ahern, Checkout. For more retail stories, click here. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition.

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