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Aldi Is Hiring Another 500 People for Stores in Washington D.C. and Chicago

People apply for various positions at Aldi on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Florida.
People apply for various positions at Aldi on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Tina Russell/The Penny Hoarder


After launching major hiring blitzes in Florida and New Jersey, Aldi is at it again with hundreds of new jobs to support its U.S. expansion.

The discount grocer is hosting hiring events at every Aldi store in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and south Pennsylvania areas Tuesday, March 6, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. That means you can walk into your local store and possibly leave with one of 300 Aldi jobs.

But wait, there’s more — 200 jobs more!

Aldi is doing the same thing for all 78 stores around Chicago from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 16.

Check Aldi’s website if you live in one of those areas to find a store. And if you don’t happen to live in those states, check out The Penny Hoarder Jobs page on Facebook for other opportunities.

Opportunities for a Variety of Aldi Jobs

During the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Pennsylvania hiring events, Aldi is looking for associates, shift managers and manager trainees.

A high school diploma or GED and some retail experience are preferred for all three positions, and you’ll have to be able to work between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. any day of the week. If you can lift 45 pounds, pass a background check and drug screening, you’re golden.

Here’s how the pay breaks down: Store associates and shift managers will earn up to $13.50 an hour. Shift managers will garner an extra $4.50 an hour when performing managerial work.

Manager trainees, who preferably have some management experience, can make up to $62,000 annually, with the opportunity to earn as much as $90,000 per year as a store manager.

Aldi is just looking for store associates during the Chicago hiring events.

All Aldi employees have the option to open a 401(k), and those who work more than 25 hours a week are eligible for dental coverage and health insurance.

Sounds like a pretty sweet gig to us.

Alex Mahadevan is a data journalist at The Penny Hoarder.

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