As it prepares to enter the United States this summer on a newly accelerated timeline, Lidl is seeking to hire as many as 800 associates each across North Carolina and Virginia, as well as 250 in South Carolina, over the next 12 months.
As WFMY News in Winston-Salem, N.C., pointed out, the hiring push in 13 cities across the Tar Heel State is part of the German discount food retailer’s larger plan to recruit about 4,000 workers at stores and facilities along the East Coast. Meanwhile, the Virginian-Pilot noted opportunities for employment with Lidl in 12 Old Dominion cities, and WYFF in Greenville, S.C., reported openings at four Palmetto State locations. Lidl’s first U.S. stores are expected to open in these states.
The starting salary for store associates is $12 per hour, plus benefits. The grocer revealed its plans on its Facebook page, which included a link to the U.S. careers section of its website.
Lidl’s U.S. headquarters is in Arlington County, Va.