Aldi has announced plans to fill 450 new positions across the retailer’s 153 stores in Ireland. The company is currently recruiting sales assistants, 120 of whom are said to be on temporary contracts.
The recruitment drive comes as the retailer reports a surge in demand amid the cost-of-living crisis and ahead of the busy holiday season.
“Across our 153 stores, we deliver for customers at a time when household spending and value have never been more important. Grocery spending is a significant monthly expense for households and we are very aware of the current challenges consumers and businesses are facing,” said Niall O’Connor, Managing Director of Aldi Ireland.
“We are very keen to fill these 450 positions quickly as our stores are at their best ever and we are approaching the holiday season,” he added.
The discounter currently employs 4,650 people across Ireland, with 600 new jobs created over the past year.
The majority of the vacancies are in Dublin, with 112 vacancies. There are a further 93 vacancies in Cork and a further 40 vacancies in Galway.
Aldi has recently opened two new stores in Ballina, Co. Mayo and Tuam, Co. Galway, representing a total investment of 22 million euros.
The retailer has opened four new stores so far this year, with two more to open before the end of the year.
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