Lidl announce pay rise for all employees and 750 new jobs
Big news for their employees.
Lidl has just pledged to recruit more than 750 more employees in Ireland this year, and well as a nice increase in pay for its existing workers.
The new roles being introduced will be in a variety of operational and office-based roles across the supermarket's 214 stores, four regional distribution centres and Dublin head office.
Lidl has also announced that they will be investing €10 million into pay increases for its 6,100 workers across Ireland, with the increase set to come in on March 1st.
This pay rise is said to recognise the store's frontline workers and the company's commitment to pay the new Living Wage rate of €12.90 which has been recommended by the Living Wage Technical Group.
With the 750 new jobs created, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said: "Lidl’s decision to hire an additional 750 staff this year is a real vote of confidence in the company’s existing teams here and indeed the retail sector and the Irish economy as a whole. There will be in a variety of roles, catering to a wide range of skills.
"I’m particularly pleased to see Lidl is awarding a pay increase to staff, meaning they will continue to offer a living wage. Congratulations to the entire Lidl team."
These new roles have been made to support Lidl's footprint throughout the country, and they have plans to run 17 property projects in this financial year.
Speaking about the pay rise, Maeve McCleane, director of human resources at Lidl Ireland & Northern Ireland said: “Recognising hard work, rewarding success, and celebrating achievements have always been core to Lidl’s People strategy so of course we’re pleased to be in a position to further recognise the commitment and dedication demonstrated by our frontline and supports teams, particularly as an essential business throughout the pandemic.”