German discount retailer Aldi is to recruit 1,050 new employees this year across Ireland.
700 of the jobs are full-time while the remaining 350 jobs are temporary positions.
The announcement of the new jobs follows the news that Aldi are opening four new stores in the coming months in Dunshaughlin, Douglas, Newbridge and Bayside. These new stores will add to their already existing 145 stores across Ireland. Aldi have already said they wish to double the number of stores they have in Dublin where they currently have 23 stores.
Aldi had recruited an additional 500 staff since the coronavirus pandemic began last year.
Announcing the new jobs, Niall O’Connor, Group Managing Director at Aldi Ireland said:
“Our staff have 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”
The news of the new jobs was welcomed by Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar who said:
“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.
I would like to thank them for their continued commitment to providing opportunities for Irish food and drink producer.”