Aldi boosts pay; to hire 20,000 workers

Marianne Wilson
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Aldi is ramping up for the holiday season.

The discount grocer plans to hire more than 20,000 store and warehouse employees to support its continued expansion and as its prepares for the holiday season. In February, Aldi said it was planning to open 100 stores in 2021, with the growth focused on Arizona, Florida, California and the Northeast.

The available positions, which include store employees and warehouse workers, are at Aldi’s more than 2,100 stores and 25 warehouses located across the United States.   

In addition, Aldi has increased pay for store and warehouse employees. The chain’s new average national starting wages for open store and warehouse positions will be $15 and $19 per hour, respectively, based on market and position.

Aldi will host a National Hiring Week from Sept. 20-24, during which stores and warehouses will have interview events to fill available positions. 

"As an award-winning employer, we know the importance of investing in our people," said Dave Rinaldo, co-president, Aldi U.S. "Employees come to ALDI for the competitive pay and opportunity to work for a growing national brand. They stay for the career potential and satisfaction they feel knowing their work makes a difference in the communities they serve." 

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With more than 2,100 stores across 37 states, Aldi is on track to become the third-largest grocery retailer by store count by the end of 2022.