Aldi Ireland last week opened its new state-of-the-art corporate office in Naas, Co. Kildare, and confirmed it will recruit 600 new store staff this year. The supermarket company has seen its workforce grow to over 4,650 staff over the last several years, supporting 149 Irish stores.
Aldi has committed to a €320 million three-year (2022-2024) investment programme that will see it open a further 30 new stores across the country. Employment opportunities are available at Store Assistant, Assistant Store Manager and Store Manager levels across the country.
Officially opening Aldi’s new corporate office on Friday, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar said, "This is more fantastic news from Aldi, another 600 new jobs being created, in addition to the 1,050 added last year. This is a real testament to Aldi’s commitment to Ireland and the hard work of its existing team here. I’m really pleased to see that Aldi will be further increasing its hourly rate and offers a living wage. A big priority for me is making sure sick pay is available to all employees and it’s great to see that Aldi has a scheme in place. This expansion is also great news for Irish suppliers, who partner with Aldi and demonstrates the strength of the grocery retail sector as a whole. The very best of luck to the entire Aldi team."
Group Managing Director at Aldi Ireland, Niall O'Connor added, "This is a hugely exciting move for our National Buying and Marketing teams and reflects our ongoing commitment to partnering with more great Irish food and drink producers. The new facility features our 'Taste Kitchen', a state-of-the-art development kitchen where our Buying team will be able to create and test new Irish products, helping us maintain our leading position as a retailer of Irish products."