Discount supermarket chain Aldi has announced that it is to recruit 5,500 new employees by the end of 2014. The new positions are in response to increased demand. The company plans to open 55 new stores by the end of the year and to expand the 525 stores already operating across the UK. The majority of the positions will be general store operatives who earn between £7.95 and £9.50 per hour following completion of a three month training programme. There will be 500 managerial and assistant managerial positions created; the salaries being between £35,800 and a maximum of £56,500 and between £23,700 and £34,000 respectively.
This announcement follows earlier expansion by the chain in 2013.