Lidl creates 300 jobs in Scotland

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Lidl is set to create 300 new jobs across across five new stores in Scotland as it drives ahead with its expansion plans.

The German discounter will open its first metropolitan store in the country in Edinburgh, alongside four other stores in Paisley, Dumbarton, Giffnock and East Kilbride.

Each store will create around 40 jobs, while another 100 are due to be created amid extensions and refurbishments of stores in Glasgow, Motherwell, Aberdeen and Ayr.

“We at Lidl are incredibly proud to be part of a business that is able to positively impact so many of our customers’ lives, through the availability and accessibility of quality fresh products, at market-leading value,” Lidl Scotland regional director Ross Millar said.

“This is only made possible through the hard work and dedication of our existing 2200 workforce, and we’re therefore delighted to be in a position to create new jobs and welcome even more colleagues into the Lidl family.”

In February the retailer announced plans to create 700 new jobs across the UK across 50 new stores openings this year.

“Lidl’s director for expansion and development Ingo Fischer said this was “further proof of our ambitious rate of expansion across Britain”.

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