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13th Jan 2021

Aldi to create 1,050 new jobs in Ireland in 2021

Alan Loughnane

Aldi current has 145 stores across Ireland.

Aldi has announced it is to recruit and train more than 1,050 new store employees in 2021.

The roles will include 700 permanent positions and 350 temporary jobs to support Aldi’s growth and expansion in Ireland.

Aldi will open four new stores in the coming months at Dunshaughlin, Douglas, Newbridge and Bayside, Dublin 13.

Later this year Aldi will be opening additional stores in Cahersiveen and Killarney.

Six new store planning applications were also submitted in the past year, seeking permission to open new stores in Castlecomer, Roaches St. Limerick, Ballybrit, Ballyhaunis, Kanturk and Shannon.

Welcoming the announcement, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar  thanked Aldi for their work in Ireland.

“Aldi staff and all other supermarket workers have made a crucial contribution to our country throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, keeping stores open and providing a safe shopping environment for customers,” Varadkar said.

“I would like to thank them for their continued dedication and commitment during these challenging times.”

“These 1,050 new jobs are a fantastic boost for our economy. These come in addition to the 500 which were hired last year and will mean four new stores will open in the coming months. 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 producers.”

Aldi said the employment opportunities are available at Store Assistant, Assistant Store Manager and Store Manager levels at different stores across the country.

“Our staff have played a central role in ensuring people have had access to essential best value groceries in a safe environment,” Niall O’Connor, Group Managing Director Aldi Ireland.

“Additional investment for 2021 in new stores, store extensions and Project Fresh store upgrades confirms our continued commitment to the Irish economy.”

“Our ambitious plans require 1,050 new staff to join the Aldi team this year, so we can continue providing the best shopping experience in Ireland. We successfully recruited an additional 500 colleagues in 2020. We take pride in being one of the best employers in the country, currently employing over 4,500 colleagues and paying industry leading wages.”