EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: World
Location of affected unit(s): Ireland and Northern Ireland


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating
Number Employed: 6100

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 27-01-2022
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 27-01-2022
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2022
Planned Job Creation: 750

Additional Information

German supermarket retail chain Lidl is to create 750 jobs in Ireland and Northern Ireland in 2022. New positions will be in both operational - retail staff and warehouse roles – as well as office-based roles, including positions in IT, finance, and human resources. The positions will be 570 in Ireland (Lidl2022-IE) and 180 in Northern Ireland. The company has also announced a 'pandemic' pay increase for existing staff from 1 March 2022. The pay rise is on top of Lidl’s commitment to a 'Living Wage” of €12.90 an hour, over €2 above the statutory minimum wage of €10.50 per hour. 

Currently, Lidl employs 6,100 workers in Ireland and Northern Ireland, across 214 stores, 4 regional distribution centres and its head office in Dublin.