Supermarket chain’s Aldi,Lidl and Asda have all announced a recruitment drive to help keep shelves filled during the coronavirus outbreak.

Aldi wants to hire 9,000 new workers, including 4,000 permanent jobs while ASDA wants to hire more than 5,000 temporary employees who have lost their jobs due to Covid-19.

The supermarket is working with more than 20 companies nationally to bring in staff from industries including food and travel.

Its CEO Roger Burnley said:

“During these difficult times everyone has to work together to help people most affected by Covid-19 and Asda is pleased to play its part.

“That is why today we have committed to hiring more than 5,000 employees who have lost their jobs due to Covid-19 and have been left with deep concerns about their household budgets.”

Lidl has also announced recruitment plans for 2,500 workers on four-week contracts.

Aldi have also announced that they are limiting certain products to two per customer which will include all nappies and paper products, including toilet and kitchen roll.

The chain had already earlier in the week rationed customers to a maximum of four per item.

Aldi said that new recruits will earn a minimum of £9.30 nationally or £10.90 if they are working at a store or distribution centre in London.

Aldi still has 4,000 permanent roles to fill across all aspects of the business, including stores, head office and logistics. For its stores alone, the discount supermarket is seeking more than 2,700 Store Assistants across every region in the country. Store Assistants receive a starting salary of £9.40 per hour (£10.90 in London) and are responsible for keeping stores running smoothly and carrying out tasks such as till operation, stock management and stock merchandising. Varied Head Office and Logistics roles are available and information on vacancies can be found on the Aldi Recruitment website.


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