Aldi Ireland pledges to create 600 new jobs in 2022

Aldi Ireland pledges to create 600 new jobs in 2022

Aldi has announced that it will create 600 new jobs across the country this year.

The supermarket says 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.

The news follows the supermarket chain’s recent opening of its new Co.Kildare-based corporate office.

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD, officially opened Aldi Ireland’s new Birch House, Millennium Park facility, Naas which will house Aldi’s National Buying and Marketing teams.

“This is more fantastic news from Aldi, another 600 new jobs being created, in addition to the 1,050 added last year,” he said.

“This is a real testament to Aldi’s commitment to Ireland and the hard work of its existing team here.”

Aldi’s workforce has now grown to over 4,650 staff, supporting 149 Irish stores. 

The company now works with more than 330 Irish food and drink producers, spending over €1 billion with Irish producers in 2021, an increase of almost 20% on 2020, including €250 million on Irish food and drink during the busy Christmas trading period.

Niall O’Connor, group managing director, Aldi Ireland said: “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.”

Aldi confirmed it will recruit 600 new store employees this year, with employment opportunities at Store Assistant, Assistant Store Manager and Store Manager levels across the country.