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Lidl to create 600 new jobs in next two years

Published 04/08/2016

Lidl says it accounts for almost 12 per cent of grocery sales in the Irish republic
Lidl says it accounts for almost 12 per cent of grocery sales in the Irish republic

Lidl is to hire 600 new staff over the coming two years, it has announced.

The no-frills supermarket chain credits its expansion to rising sales and market share across Ireland.

The German discounter now accounts for nearly 12% of grocery sales in the Irish republic, it says.

Recruitment has already begun for roles in store operations, warehousing and distribution as well as head office and regional office positions.

Maeve McCleane, human resources director at Lidl's Irish operation, said the chain is going from strength to strength.

"Lidl is now recognised as a leading employer of significant scale in Ireland and with that brings a wealth of opportunities for ambitious and dynamic people with a passion for delivering exceptional service for Lidl Ireland's 1.5 million weekly customers, whether they work in store or in a variety of other roles throughout our business," she said.

"As an employer we believe in the importance of committing to our staff by providing a supportive work environment with training and development in all areas to help everyone achieve their full potential."

Lidl already employs 4,000 people in 146 locations around Ireland.

It opened its first stores in the country in 2000.

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