ALDI, a national chain of discount supermarkets, is planning to hire 250 part- and full-time employees across its 42 stores in the state.
The Germany-based chain will hold hiring events at all of its stores on Oct. 11 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The positions to be filled are store associates, which pays upward of $12.40 per hour, to manager trainee, which could lead to a salaried position paying up to $56,160 per year, according to a company press release. A company spokeswoman said that the hirings are being prompted by ALDI’s recent $3.4 billion investment to expand to 2,500 stores by the end of 2022 and create 25,000 new jobs in the U.S.
The company is also planning to open stores in Egg Harbor, Flemington, Hamilton and Old Bridge over the next year, and will be hiring for them as well. The company was recently named to Forbes magazine’s Best Large Employers in America for the third consecutive year and recently named to the Forbes 2017 list of America’s Best Large Employers for the third consecutive year.
“Discount supermarket chains such as Aldi, and this next invasion coming from a German company called Lidl, are really starting to gain traction and sales. … Millennials like value, but they don’t like to work for it. They want to go into a store and get the price without having to cut coupons or look for deals,” John Derderian, president and chief operating officer, Allegiance Retail Services, said about ALDI during NJBIZ’s FoodBiz event last year.