Lidl to open six new stores and create 1,200 jobs in Ireland over the next year 1 month ago

Lidl to open six new stores and create 1,200 jobs in Ireland over the next year

Some much needed positive news on the job front.

Lidl has announced that it is to create 1,200 jobs in Ireland over the next year.

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The supermarket chain said the new jobs will be a variety of operational and office-based roles across its 168 store locations, three regional distribution centres and Dublin head office.

Lidl also intends to open six new outlets on the island of Ireland in 2021, as well as rebuilding seven of its existing stores.

A statement announcing the news on Tuesday morning read: "We're delighted to announce 1,200 new jobs in 2021 to support our growing footprint of stores that will see us open six new stores, carry out seven rebuilds of existing stores as well as embark on a €75 million expansion project on our Mullingar regional distribution centre."

Lidl also announced a €2 million 'Covid Employee Bonus' for its workers, saying: "Our teams' dedication has not gone unnoticed and we're delighted to commit to a €2m investment in Covid Employee Bonuses for all employees on the island of Ireland. This is our third Covid bonus offered to recognise the valiant efforts of our essential workers during the pandemic."

Lidl already has 168 stores in Ireland, as well as three regional distribution centres, and currently employs 5,000 people across the country.

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