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

1,500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
10 March 2022
Employment effect (start)
10 March 2022
Foreseen end date
31 December 2022


Lidl Polska, the German discount retailer which is one of the leading supermarket chains in Poland, is going to hire 1500 employees at several units across the country. New positions are open for Ukrainian refugees who had to leave their country because of the war. The job announcements are going to be published both in Polish and Ukrainian. Lidl is looking for stores and warehouse workers but also white-collar workers in the headquarters. Ukrainian employees will be offered free Polish language classes and support in processing immigration procedures. 

The company owes around 11,200 stores in 29 countries. In Poland, Lidl has been operating since 2002 and currently employs 25,000 people.

Previous business expansions were announced in February 2022, with 300 jobs created, (Lidl-2022-PL), August 2021, with 500 jobs created (Lidl-2021-PL), February 2021, with 2,600 jobs created (Lidl-2021-PL).



Eurofound (2022), Lidl Polska, Business expansion in Poland, factsheet number 106461, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/106461.