Aldi Wants You: The Supermarket Chain is Holding Over 300 Hiring Events

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Shoppers check out a new ALDI store in Moreno Valley, Calif., on March 24, 2016 during the grand opening of the first of eight Southern California locations. Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for ALDI/Ap Images

If you’re used to bringing spare quarters and your own shopping bags with you on regular grocery shopping trips, then you’re probably already familiar with Aldi.

If not, you may be soon. The German supermarket chain will be ramping up its presence in the U.S. with new stores, bigger stores and more employees.

Aldi CEO Jason Hart said the company plans to spend $1.6 billion to add 400 new stores and to expand and remodel 1,300 others in the U.S. by the end of 2018, Reuters reported.

The chain already has about 1,600 stores nationwide and plans to add the new locations mostly in Florida, Texas and along the East Coast and West Coast.

Coming Soon: Lots of Aldi Jobs

All that expansion obviously means new employees will be needed. By the end of June, Aldi will be holding over 300 hiring events across the country.

The grocery chain plans to fill positions for store associates, shift managers, manager trainees and warehouse associates. Salaries vary with location, but after scouring over a dozen individual listings, the lowest pay rate I found was $11 an hour for a store associate.

All full-time employees are offered health benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance. They can also take advantage of vacation time off, seven paid holidays and a 401(k) plan with employee match.

The majority of the hiring events are for store associates. According to the job description, store associates take on different roles, from cashier to stockperson. They also help management by merchandising product, monitoring inventory and maintaining store upkeep.

These employees must be 18 years old and are required to lift up to 45 pounds, work a flexible schedule and have good customer service and communication skills.

The job description also mentions store associates will receive 75 hours of paid training and mentoring during the first month of employment. The company’s “promote-from-within policy” means store associates have opportunities to advance to shift manager level and beyond.

If you’re interesting in a job at Aldi, click here to see when the next hiring event nearest you will be held and download an employee application in advance.

To learn more about working for Aldi, check out its career page.

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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. These days, she just loves shopping in their stores.