As we all eagerly await the arrival of the first Lidl stores in the U.S., the company has announced plans to ramp up its hiring efforts by bringing on another 800 people across Virginia this week. The chain announced yesterday that it would begin hiring store associates for locations in 12 Virginia cities, including Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach.
As we’ve reported previously, Lidl has plans to open its first 20 stores throughout Virginia and the Carolinas by summer of 2017. Lidl also indicated that it plans to open another 100 stores on U.S. soil, according to news source WoodTV8, that will fan across the East Coast within a year. In total, Lidl has said it plans to hire 4,000 people across the East Coast in its first year.
Virginia has been the target of much of Lidl’s investment into the U.S. The soon-to-be growing store announced it had chosen the state as the epicenter for its first regional headquarters and a $125 million distribution center in 2015.
Lidl, who offers wages for associate positions at $12 an hour plus health and retirement benefits to start, said job-seekers should visit careers.lidl.com or www.facebook.com/lidluscareers/ for more information.
Already ramping up growth before a single store opens its doors, will this confidence in its strategy translate into big dollar earnings for Lidl’s U.S. debut? Deli Market News will keep its eyes on this developing story.