Recruitment drive follows capital investment of €48.4m by ALDI in Ireland to date in 2022.
Supermarket chain ALDI has begun a recruitment drive to fill 450 vacancies across 153 stores in Ireland.
The company is recruiting for store assistants including 330 permanent positions and 120 fixed term contract positions.
“Food spend is a significant monthly outlay for households and we are very conscious of the current challenges facing consumers and businesses”
Recruitment has begun and ALDI is keen to fill all positions as soon as possible as the company continues to open new stores and sees an increase in customer demand across its existing store network, while the retailer prepares for the busy Christmas period. Vacancies include both roles at new stores and filling existing vacancies.
Meeting cost of living crisis head on
The jobs are available across the country with 112 open vacancies in Dublin, 93 in Cork, 40 in Galway, 28 in Kildare, 24 in Mayo, 17 in Wexford, 15 in Wicklow and 14 in Meath, in addition to vacancies in all other counties.
The new recruits will join the 4,650 strong ALDI team in Ireland and will benefit from a competitive package including market leading pay, access to dedicated employee benefits and wellbeing supports, in addition to career progression opportunities.
The company created 1,050 jobs at the beginning of 2020 and added 600 new jobs to that in 2021, supporting the additional four new stores opened last year.
The recruitment drive comes following a number of significant investment announcements by ALDI in recent weeks including the €63m investment in the West of Ireland and the creation of 140 jobs, an €8.5m supplier contract announcement with Broderick’s and Cookie Dó and the ongoing expansion of ALDI’s store network with the opening of its Ballina and Tuam stores, representing a €10m and €12m investment respectively.
“More than ever, our focus is firmly on great value and providing this for our customers, people and the communities in which we operate,” explained Niall O’Connor, ALDI Ireland group managing director.
“Across our 153 stores, we are delivering for customers at a time when household expenses and value have never been more important. Food spend is a significant monthly outlay for households and we are very conscious of the current challenges facing consumers and businesses.
“The cost-of-living crisis is impacting us all. ALDI is responding by continuing to maintain a price advantage, adding new Irish and local suppliers to our network, extending contracts with existing suppliers, in addition to reinvesting in Ireland with four new stores opened to date in 2022, along with two more to come before the end of the year. These investments mean that Irish consumers benefit from choice, from the best prices and from the freshest local Irish produce in the ALDI stores that are close and most convenient to them,” said O’Connor.
“In continuing to provide the best value and service to our customers, it begins with our people. We have a dedicated and talented team of 4,650 people across our 153 stores who support the business in delivering for our customers each and every day. We are always looking for talented, hardworking and committed people to join the ALDI family, as we continue to grow and develop the business in Ireland. We’re keen to fill these 450 positions quickly as our stores are busier than ever and as we approach the Christmas period. We look forward to welcoming new people to our team who will join a company committed to its customers and our value promise which has never been more relevant or important than in these challenging economic times.”
Interested applicants can apply for open vacancies through www.aldirecruitment.ie