There’s some good news on the jobs front this morning.
Lidl Ireland has announced plans to recruit more than 153 new employees to its Cork-based operations in 2021, with a variety of operational and office-based roles opening up across its store network of 22 locations and regional distribution centre in Charleville.
“The new roles are being created to support Lidl’s growing footprint of stores across the region, and will include a market-leading benefits package, award-winning learning, development and progression opportunities within the business.” the company said in a statement.
“As an essential business and Ireland’s Most Reputable Food Retailer, Lidl has continued to serve the communities it operates in by keeping its doors open, shelves stocked and even helping to support the livelihood of many local Irish suppliers with dedicated promotions and facilitating exports of Irish produce including the local production of hand sanitiser during the worldwide shortage with long time supplier, West Cork Distillers.”
€240,000 allocated to Cork-based employee bonus scheme
Recently awarded Best COVID-19 Response by a Retailer at the Irish Quality Food Awards, Lidl has now also committed to a €2 million investment in a COVID Employee Bonus for all employees on the island of Ireland, with €240,000 allocated to Cork-based employees.
This bonus is the third offered by the retailer “to recognise the valiant efforts of their essential workers during the pandemic”.
“Since the onset of the pandemic, our teams have demonstrated incredible agility, selflessness and dedication in serving our local communities, ensuring that our customers across the county had access to the food and supplies they needed,” said Maeve McClean, Director of Human Resources at Lidl Ireland.
“I am pleased to confirm this significant investment in the form of a third bonus to recognise their phenomenal contribution as frontline workers during an exceptionally challenging time.”