Lidl, the German retail chain, is investing a further €2 million ($2.1 million) in training as part of preparations to open its first stores in Madeira in June 2023.
The discount grocer has already announced a total investment of €100 million ($106 million) to support three initial store openings on the Portuguese island, including the creation of 150 jobs.
Lidl plans to recruit a range of roles, including store managers, assistant store managers, shift managers and shop floor workers, delivering more than 80,250 training hours in total.
Commenting on the recruitment programme, Lidl chief human resources officer Maria Román said: “Our commitment to Madeira is total. In this sense, it is a priority for us to recruit locally, giving Madeirans the opportunity to join the ‘Lidl family’.”
Miguel Albuquerque, president of the regional government of Madeira, commented: “This investment of 100 million euros and the 150 jobs will be very important for Madeira in 2023, helping to drive the economy and providing a perfect link to our local producers and entrepreneurs”.
Elena Aldana, director of public relations and corporate communications at Lidl Portugal, added: “The opening of stores in the Autonomous Region of Madeira is a source of great pride and satisfaction for us and also a challenge to which we will no doubt give the best response: providing the best shopping experience for the island’s residents and working closely with partners and the local community, something which is fundamental for us.”
Source: Eco Sapo / NiT / Lidl