Aldi to create 33 new jobs in Kildare

German retailer to match recommended 'living wage' of €11.90 per hour

Conor McHugh

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Aldi  to create 33 new jobs in Kildare

Aldi will recruit 33 new employees across its eight stores in Kildare this year with opportunities available for store manager, assistant store manager and store assistant positions.

The German retailer has announced a new minimum rate of pay of €11.90 an hour, matching the Living Wage rate recommended by the Oireachtas’s Living Wage Technical Group.  

The company claims that this will  “reaffirms Aldi’s position as Ireland’s highest paying supermarket and will make Aldi the first grocery retailer to pay the Living Wage rate of €11.90 rate.

“The new rate will be effective from the February 1," the company said in a statement.

Donald Mackay, Managing Director Aldi Naas Region said the company is “seeking to recruit 33 new employees this year for our stores in Kildare.

“We plan on hiring 500 new employees this year to join the Aldi team and contribute to our growth and success. Our expanding store portfolio, market performance and new Project Fresh stores demand that we continue to future proof our business with the best people in retail.”

Aldi claims to have a 10.8% share of Ireland’s grocery market. In a statement they said that they had their busiest Christmas week ever in 2018 with sales up over 10% on the previous year.

And they welcomed an additional 270,000 new customers to its stores in 2018. It is currently engaged in a new store opening programme, while also investing €60m in revamping and refurbishing its existing stores nationwide, introducing its “Project Fresh” design and layout.

 For full details of the different roles and pay offered by Aldi click here