Lidl recruiting 1,500 warehouse workers to support expansion
Lidl, the supermarket chain, has revealed it is recruiting 1,500 new warehouse staff to support its store expansion.
The discounter made the announcement as it submitted plans for a 14th distribution centre.
It said the proposed new site, in Leeds, would bolster the number of roles it was looking to fill by a further 400 if it received approval.
Lidl - like main discount rival Aldi - has been growing its share of the UK grocery market at pace for over a decade through new store openings.
It has more than 960 stores currently and has a target of over 1,100.
The discounters recently achieved record market shares as value continues to be the focus for shoppers amid surging food inflation and the wider cost of living crisis.
Lidl said new recruits earn a minimum of £11 an hour outside of London and £11.95 inside the M25.
"All new jobs will be permanent and include full and part-time positions, which will see pay increase up to £12.00 and £13.00 with length of service, depending on location", its statement said.
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Chief executive of Lidl GB, Ryan McDonnell, said: "Demand for Lidl has never been higher as more and more people realise they can make significant savings on every shop without compromising on quality.
"Our success is dependent on the amazing work that colleagues do and we're looking forward to welcoming thousands more throughout 2023."