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

German-owned discount 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.

Read More: Lidl GB Raises Staff Pay For Second Time This Year

Hiring Plan

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.

Britain's biggest retailer and one of the country's largest private sector employers Tesco has been facing union calls to increase store workers' pay after several rivals raised hourly rates for a second time this year.

Read More: Britain's Tesco Under Pressure To Raise Staff Pay Rates After Rivals Hike

News by Reuters, additional reporting and 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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