ALDI Southern California expansion enters hiring phase
CALIFORNIA — Low-price grocery leader ALDI plans rapid expansion in Southern California that will bring 25 new stores and 1,100 jobs to the region.
ALDI plans to open its first stores in Southern California in March 2016, expecting to open approximately 25 stores before July 2016.
Additionally, by the end of 2016, the company will employ more than 1,100 people to work in its Southern California stores, as well as at the company’s regional headquarters and warehouse in Moreno Valley.
The grocer has a long track record of being an employer of choice, offering generous wages and benefits that are higher than the national average for the retail industry.
In Southern California, Aldi will offer starting wages of $13 per hour for store associates, with an opportunity for longstanding associates to earn up to $21 per hour.
For Moreno Valley warehouse associates, the stores will offer a starting wage of $19 per hour, with an opportunity for long-standing warehouse associates to earn up to $26 per hour. Store and warehouse employees will average 33-40 hours each week and will be eligible for full benefits, including health insurance, dental coverage and the opportunity to participate in the company’s 401(k) program with matching contributions.
Since opening its first store in 1976, it has achieved measured, but steady, growth and today, the company operates nearly 1,400 stores across 32 states and employs more than 19,000 people.
The expansion to California is an integral part of a five-year strategic plan to open 650 new stores across the nation. By the end of 2018, ALDI expects to operate nearly 2,000 stores, enabling ALDI to offer its fresh, high quality groceries at everyday low prices to more than 45 million customers each month.
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