400 JOBS ON OFFER AT ALDI
Over 400 construction jobs will soon be on offer in Mitchelstown as the construction of Aldi’s new distribution centre gets underway.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheal Martin TD, officially turned the first sod this week for the €100 million distribution centre. The new facility in Mitchelstown will service Aldi’s southern stores and is set to open early in 2011.
Reports that over 2,500 applications have already been received by Aldi for work at the centre were not confirmed by managing director of Aldi Stores in Ireland, Donald MacKay, “I can say that we have had significant numbers of applications and we will be processing these in 2010. We will be employing up to 160 people at the centre and I am confident there are many people in the North Cork area that will be given jobs when the centre opens in 2011," Mr MacKay told The Avondhu.
The MD continued, “We chose to locate in Mitchelstown due to its highly skilled workforce and excellent infrastructure. We are looking forward to strengthening our ties in Munster and becoming an integral part of the business community.”
Noting that Mitchelstown is ideally situated for attracting investment to the North Cork region Minister Martin told The Avondhu, “Aldi’s decision to invest €350 million in expansion in Ireland at this time and to locate its new distribution centre and office facility in Mitchelstown is a huge boost to the North Cork economy.
"I congratulate Aldi on its commitment to this country and their continued success throughout Ireland, most importantly I congratulate them on their continued investment in job creation in Ireland in these challenging economic times.” Aldi employs 1,200 people in 67 stores in Ireland, 22 of which are in the Munster region.
Thursday 14th May 6:35pm