Aldi is hosting hiring events across the U.S. throughout August for more than 2,500 positions, a step toward the grocer’s previously announced goal of creating 10,000 new jobs by the end of 2018. With more than 1,400 stores in 32 states, Aldi says it has store associate, shift manager and manager trainee roles available.
Employing approximately 20,000 people in the U.S., Aldi reports that it maintains a long track record as an employer of choice, offering generous wages and benefits, as well as frequent pay increases commensurate with time of service. Aldi says that its employees averaging 25 hours per week are eligible for full health insurance benefits and dental coverage. Additionally, all employees are offered the opportunity to participate in the company’s 401(k) program, in which Aldi makes annual matching contributions.
Aldi is in the midst of its strategic plan to open 650 new locations across the country, bringing its total number of U.S. stores to nearly 2,000 coast to coast by the end of 2018. The company will open its first stores in Southern California in March 2016. Local hiring events begin there in September, creating more than 1,100 jobs by the end of 2016 for its new stores, as well as at the company’s regional headquarters and warehouse in Moreno Valley.
“As we continue to expand and meet increased demand for high-quality, fresh groceries at a great value, these hiring events are critical to finding the best possible talent to serve our customers,” said Jason Hart, CEO of Aldi U.S. “We firmly believe that our employees are the key to our success and their commitment to customer service is one of the reasons why we’re growing at an accelerated pace. To attract and retain the best talent, we have a strong track record of being an employer of choice, rewarding our employees for their continued service and promoting from within.”