Aldi to hire 1,500 temporary workers as it gears up for Christmas
Aldi is hiring more than 1,500 temporary workers across the UK as it gears up for what it predicts will be its biggest-ever Christmas.
The supermarket is looking for people to support permanent staff members by working on checkouts, replenishing stock, and picking and packing orders made through its click and collect service.
The new roles are in addition to the 2,000 permanent jobs Aldi is working to fill by the end of this year as part of its expansion strategy, which includes opening an average of one new store a week. The supermarket will also be looking to fill a similar number of permanent roles next year.
In addition, Aldi is currently recruiting for permanent positions across its 11 UK regional distribution centres for warehouse selectors, logistics assistants and lorry drivers.
Kelly Stokes, recruitment director at Aldi UK, said: “We always need extra support over the busy Christmas period but this year especially, temporary store colleagues will play a vital role in keeping our shelves stocked as the nation prepares to reunite with their loved ones after missing out on festive celebrations in 2020.”
Aldi has also confirmed it will once again keep all stores shut on Boxing Day as a thank you to staff and in recognition of their hard work throughout the year. The supermarket has always remained closed on Boxing Day, ever since opening in the UK over 30 years ago.
Stokes added: “At the same time, we also want to recognise and thank our amazing colleagues who have been going above and beyond to serve local communities over the past year. This is why we will once again be keeping our stores closed on Boxing Day, and it’s been really encouraging to see other retailers committing to do the same this year.”
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