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Aldi, which has a Spalding store, is creating 9,000 new jobs





A supermarket chain has announced that it will be creating 9,000 jobs to support communities in the coronavirus crisis.

Aldi, which has a store in St Thomas' Road, says it is making 4,000 permanent positions and a further 5,000 fixed term contracts, which could become permanent.

Recruitment Director, Kelly Stokes, says: "We want to keep supporting our local communities through these uncertain times, with access to groceries and wages to keep their families going, and we feel we’re in a position to be able to do so through the creation of these new roles.

Aldi is seeking new staff
Aldi is seeking new staff

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"We have a huge number of roles to fill across the business so we’re encouraging everyone who has been affected by COVID-19’s impact on the economy to explore our available roles and see if we can get you back into work."

The UK’s fifth-largest supermarket is offering 5,000 fixed-term contracts in stores and distribution centres with an immediate start date.

The addition of thousands of new colleagues will help replenish stock more quickly and provide additional assistance to customers visiting Aldi’s stores during this busy period. All new recruits will earn a minimum of £9.30 nationally or £10.90 if they are working at a store or distribution centre in London.

While the 4,000 permanent roles to fill across all aspects of the business, including stores, head office and logistics.

For its stores alone, the discount supermarket is seeking more than 2,700 Store Assistants across every region in the country. Store Assistants receive a starting salary of £9.40 per hour (£10.90 in London) and are responsible for keeping stores running smoothly and carrying out tasks such as till operation, stock management and stock merchandising. Varied Head Office and Logistics roles are available and information on vacancies can be found on the Aldi Recruitment website.



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