Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating

570 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
27 January 2022
Employment effect (start)
27 January 2022
Foreseen end date
31 December 2022


German supermarket retail chain Lidl is to create 570 jobs in Ireland in 2022. New positions will be in both operational - retail staff and warehouse roles – as well as office-based roles, including positions in IT, finance, and human resources. The company has also announced a 'pandemic' pay increase for existing staff from 1 March 2022, at a cost of €10million. The pay rise is on top of Lidl’s commitment to a 'Living Wage” of €12.90 an hour, over €2 above the statutory minimum wage of €10.50 per hour. The announcement was welcomed by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar.

The new jobs and salary investment is part of a wider announcement by Lidl Ireland to recruit more than 750 new employees across Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Currently, Lidl employs 6,100 workers in Ireland and Northern Ireland, across 214 stores, 4 regional distribution centres and its head office in Dublin. 



Eurofound (2022), Lidl, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 106283, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/106283.