Aldi is Planning a Major Expansion — That Means 25,000 New Jobs by 2022
The supermarket wars are on!
It seems Aldi, the budget grocery chain from Germany, wants a larger slice of the pie dominated by Walmart.
We reported last month on Aldi’s plans to add 400 new stores and remodel 1,300 others in the U.S. by the end of 2018.
But the supermarket chain just announced it has an even bigger vision.
The company plans to expand from its current 1,600-store footprint to 2,500 stores by the end of 2022, investing $3.4 billion to do so, according to a corporate press release.
“We’re growing at a time when other retailers are struggling,” said Aldi CEO Jason Hart. “We are giving our customers what they want, which is more organic produce, antibiotic-free meats and fresh healthier options across the store, all at unmatched prices up to 50% lower than traditional grocery stores.”
In addition to offering low-price groceries to millions more each month, this news is great for job seekers. With the expansion, Aldi says it will add 25,000 jobs in stores, warehouses and offices.
Aldi’s career website currently lists more than 300 upcoming hiring events all across the country.
The company touts “industry-leading wages” for store associates, which appear to be well above minimum wage but vary due to location.
Aldi offers medical, dental and vision insurance to all full-time employees, plus vacation time off, seven paid holidays and a 401(k) plan with employer match.
Check the company’s career page for opportunities near you. And if you’re heading to a local Aldi hiring event, you’ll probably want to fill out this application in advance.
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Nicole Dow is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. Once upon a time, she went to an Aldi hiring event looking for a job. These days, she just loves shopping in their stores.