Aldi Continues Its Hiring Blitz This Thursday with Job Fairs at Florida Stores

woman checking out groceries in ALDI grocery store
Donna Jenkins shops at a new Aldi location in St. Petersburg, Fla., on August 18, 2017..Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder

If you walk into any Aldi in Florida on Thursday, Sept. 21, there’s a chance you could walk away with a job that pays as much as $59,000 a year.

Yes. You read that right.

As part of its massive U.S. expansion, Aldi is hosting hiring events at every single Florida location this week. The company plans to fill more than 500 positions with what it’s calling a hiring blitz.

We call it a golden opportunity at a beloved grocer.

Aldi Is Filling a Variety of Jobs All Across Florida

Aldi is looking for store associates, shift managers and manager trainees at each and every one of its 112 stores in Florida.

Associates can expect to make between $11.50 and $12.50 an hour, while shift managers can pull in $16 to $17 per hour, according to an Aldi news release. Manager trainees average between $49,920 and $59,000 a year with the opportunity to make up to $90,000 as a store manager.

There are some sweet perks, as well.

If you work more than 25 hours a week, Aldi offers health insurance and dental coverage. And every employee can participate in the firm’s 401(k) program. (If you happen to land one of these jobs, here’s everything you need to know about a 401(k).)

The hiring binge dovetails with the company’s nationwide expansion, which is bringing a cheaper option to penny-pinchers across the country and adding more than 25,000 new jobs by 2022.

It’s a win-win all around.

Here’s How to Snag a Job At Your Local Florida Aldi

Aldi Store Manager Enea Duka receives an application from Alexis Shields at Aldi on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Aldi Store Manager Enea Duka receives an application from Alexis Shields at Aldi on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Aldi was hosting a one-day hiring spree at every Aldi location in Florida. Tina Russell/The Penny Hoarder

On Thursday, walk into any Aldi in Florida between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Click here to find your closest location.

The company is looking for people with a high school education or GED. Retail experience is a plus, but not required.

For manager trainees, management experience is preferred. All hires should be able to lift 45 pounds and be available to work between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. every day of the week.

There will be a background check and drug screening. So Florida Man probably won’t be making an appearance.

Aldi not your thing? (How dare you!) Check out The Penny Hoarder Jobs page on Facebook for plenty of job opportunities.

Alex Mahadevan is a data journalist at The Penny Hoarder. As a bonafide Florida Man, he’s allowed to make Florida Man jokes.

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