Aldi is redoubling its growth efforts in Florida with a statewide hiring event. The company announced plans to add an additional 400 employees to its ranks, and on Thursday, January 11th, the chain’s locations throughout the state hosted in-store interviews, between 7:00 a.m. and noon, and from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
“We pioneered a grocery model built around value, convenience, quality, and selection,” said CEO Jason Hart, in a press release. “And now Aldi is one of America’s favorite and fastest growing retailers. We’re growing at a time when other retailers are struggling. 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 percent lower than traditional grocery stores.”
Aldi, a grocery chain with more than 1,700 stores nationwide, start wages for new hires at $12.00 an hour for store associates, $16.50 per hour for shift managers, and $48,920 a year for manager trainees. Aldi also invites employees to participate in the company's 401(k) program.
Aldi hiring efforts will focus on adding store associates, shift managers, and manager trainees to the staff of its 115 Florida stores. According to an Aldi press release, applicants are required to be 18 years or older, have a high school diploma or GED, pass a drug screening and background check, and be able to lift 45 pounds. Applicants are required to be available to work between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
Aldi’s growth plans in Florida are part of the $3.4 billion expansion plan the retailer laid out last year, outlining a goal of expanding its total number of grocery stores to 2,500 by the end of 2022. The company predicts the expansion will create a total of 25,000 jobs in stores, warehouses, and offices when complete.
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