Lidl to create 120 new jobs in response to "unprecedented customer demand”

Lidl is creating 120 new jobs across its operation in the north
Ryan McAleer

LIDL will create 120 new jobs within its Northern Ireland operation in response to what it called “unprecedented customer demand” since the outbreak of coronavirus.

The German supermarket chain said it is looking to fill the positions across its stores and at its massive Nutts Corner warehouse.

In a statement yesterday, Lidl said it wanted to hear from those in retail, catering or hospitality who may have lost their jobs in recent days.

“These aren't the usual circumstances by which we hope to be welcoming new people to our team,” said Conor Boyle, Lidl's regional director in the north.

“However, we take our responsibility to feed the nation very seriously.

“We want to ensure our frontline team is supported in every way possible and that means hiring additional team members at this difficult period to help us to continue to provide food and supplies to communities across the country.”

The announcement came in the same week the retailer announced it would implement priority shopping hours for older customers between the hours of 9-11am.

The measure was introduced island-wide, including Lidl's 39 stores in the north.

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