LIDL announces 16 new jobs in Donegal

Lidl is to create 16 new jobs in Donegal this year.

This comes following the announcement of more than 700 brand-new jobs within its Irish operations, in a variety of operational and office-based roles across its network of 176 store locations, three regional distribution centres and Dublin head office.

These new roles will bring Lidl’s total workforce in the Republic of Ireland to more than 6,000 employees for the first time, with the retailer employing 7,500 on the island of Ireland.


Lidl also announce a €392,000 investment in pay increases in Donegal.

All employees will benefit from an increase from March 1st, 2023. On average this will result in a 7.5% pay increase for employees, approximately between €2,000-€2,500 additional for every employee per annum.

This increase is in addition to the retailer’s commitment in October to paying the new Living Wage rate of €13.85 as recommended by the Living Wage Technical Group. Lidl was the first nationwide retailer in Ireland to adopt the Living Wage recommendation in 2015.

The new roles are being created to support Lidl’s growing footprint of stores nationwide and in line with Lidl’s ongoing €550 million three-year expansion plan first announced in 2021.This year will see the opening of a range of new stores including Kilkenny, Ballincollig, Bettystown, Limerick and the completion of a €75 million extension of the retailer’s Mullingar Distribution Centre.

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