Lidl allocates €195,000 for pay increases across Galway stores

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Lidl has announced that it will recruit more than 750 new employees to its Irish operations this year in a variety of operational and office-based roles.

The jobs will be spread across Lid’s network of 214 stores, four regional distribution centres and its Dublin head office, adding to a team of over 6,000 employees in Ireland.

In line with Lidl’s €550 million expansion plan over the next three years, the supermarket chain also announced a €10 million investment in pay increases for the Lidl workforce across the island of Ireland.

All employees will benefit from an increase from 1 March, with €195,000 allocated to its Galway-based employees across its eight stores in the county.

This increase is in addition to the retailer’s commitment to paying the new Living Wage rate of €12.90 as recommended by the Living Wage Technical Group.

Welcoming the jobs announcement, An Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said that Lidl’s decision to hire an additional 750 staff this year is a real vote of confidence in the company’s existing teams here.

“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.”

Commenting on the announcement, Maeve McCleane, Director of Human Resources at Lidl Ireland & Northern Ireland said: “We are delighted to continue to invest in our expansion in the Irish market, and as a result continue to grow our team with 750 new roles.

“Lidl has long been an employer of choice and we are pleased to underscore our commitment in maintaining that position with a significant additional €10 million investment in pay increases as well as offering the most competitive and all-encompassing suite of benefits in the jobs market at present.”