Lidl Ireland expansion plans – 1,200 new jobs coming

Lidl Ireland expansion plans – 1,200 new jobs coming

Lidl Ireland is to recruit over 1,200 new employees to its Irish operations in both operational and office-based roles across its store network of 168 stores in Ireland, three regional distribution centres and Dublin head office.

The new roles are being created to support Lidl’s growing store network nationwide that will see the German discounter open six new stores, carry out seven rebuilds of existing stores as well as its ambitious €75 million expansion project on its Mullingar regional distribution centre.

‘Bedrock of the Business’

Successful applicants will be offered the retailer’s strong benefits packages and award-winning development opportunities. Commenting on the announcement, Maeve McCleane, director of Human Resources at Lidl Ireland & Northern Ireland said: “Since the onset of the pandemic our teams have demonstrated inspirational dedication and bravery in serving our local communities when they needed it most. I am delighted to confirm this significant investment in the form of a third bonus to acknowledge their selflessness and hard work in this challenging time.”

“Our most important asset has always been our people, and 2020 has reinforced that they are in fact the bedrock of our business which is why we have prioritised building not only an exceptional place to work, but also an inclusive, rewarding and fulfilling culture at Lidl for our employees. It is with great pride that we accept this year’s Top Employers certification and I look forward to welcoming many new colleagues to team Lidl in the coming months,” she added.