Aldi continues its hiring blitz this Thursday with job fairs at Florida stores

If you walk into any Aldi in Florida on Thursday, Sept. 21, there’s a chance you could walk away with a job that pays as much as $59,000 a year.

Yes. You read that right.

As part of its massive U.S. expansion, Aldi is hosting hiring events at every single Florida location this week. The company plans to fill more than 500 positions with what it’s calling a hiring blitz.

We call it a golden opportunity at a beloved grocer.


Aldi Is Filling a Variety of Jobs All Across Florida


Aldi is looking for store associates, shift managers and manager trainees at each and every one of its 112 stores in Florida.

Associates can expect to make between $11.50 and $12.50 an hour, while shift managers can pull in $16 to $17 per hour, according to an Aldi news release. Manager trainees average between $49,920 and $59,000 a year with the opportunity to make up to $90,000 as a store manager.

There are some sweet perks, as well.

If you work more than 25 hours a week, Aldi offers health insurance and dental coverage. And every employee can participate in the firm’s 401(k) program. (If you happen to land one of these jobs, here’s everything you need to know about a 401(k).)

The hiring binge dovetails with the company’s nationwide expansion, which is bringing a cheaper option to penny-pinchers across the country and adding more than 25,000 new jobs by 2022.

It’s a win-win all around.  

RELATED: Sly supermarket traps companies use to get you to spend more: 

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10 supermarket traps

Large shopping carts

According to Martin Lindstrom, the larger the shopping cart, the more likely you are to spend. The marketing consultant told The Consumerist"We doubled their size as a test, and customers bought 19% more."

Pleasing aromas and colorful sights

Walking into a grocery store and smelling freshly baked goods and flowers, especially if you're in a good mood, is a surefire way to get you to throw a few unnecessary items into your cart as your begin shopping experience.

Fresh produce first​

After you've already been tricked into picking up a loaf of bread or some flowers, supermarkets also get you by placing the produce in the front of the store. By doing this, they fool you into believing you're being healthier by shopping for fruits and veggies first so you won't feel bad if you decide to stock up on a few unhealthier snacks along the way to checkout, too.

Mist on produce

You may think the mist on fresh fruits and veggies is helping the produce, but in all actuality, it makes them rot faster. Also, be sure to shake off the access water before purchasing your produce -- the mist tends to add additional weight, making the price go up.

Slow, boring music

Have you ever wondered why most grocery stores play some sort of elevator music? It's because they want you to take your time while shopping. Many stores play music slower than the average heartbeat, so pop your headphones in and play upbeat music to combat this trick.

10-for-$10 promotions

It's common to believe you're getting a great deal during a 10-for-$10 promotion, but say, if a can of beans was originally 87 cents, you're actually paying more versus buying 10 of the same cans when they aren't on "sale."

Dairy being in the back of the store

The reasoning behind the age-old trick of placing milk and other dairy products in the back of the store may surprise you. Although it forces you to walk through various aisles, the true reason is because trucks unload their shipments in the back of store, and since milk needs to be refrigerated immediately, the easiest place to keep it is in the back.

More expensive items at eye level

If you've ever wondered why all of the expensive items seem to be the most accessible, there's a reason behind that, too. Supermarkets place cheaper items on the lower and higher shelves and reserve the middle, or eyesight level, shelves for their most expensive products.

Buying premium deli products

Just because you are buying a seemingly fresh cut of meat or fish from the deli and paying a higher price, doesn't necessarily mean the product is of better quality. Often times, the meat was previously frozen meaning you may have to use it sooner than meat you would buy from the frozen section.

Changing the layout of the store... often

Don't get too comfortable with your local supermarket's layout. Markets believe that when a person remembers where there items they plan on buying are, they'll spend less time in the store and will ultimately spend less money.




Here’s How to Snag a Job At Your Local Florida Aldi


On Thursday, walk into any Aldi in Florida between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Click here to find your closest location.

The company is looking for people with a high school education or GED. Retail experience is a plus, but not required.

For manager trainees, management experience is preferred. All hires should be able to lift 45 pounds and be available to work between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. every day of the week.

There will be a background check and drug screening. So Florida Man probably won’t be making an appearance.

Aldi not your thing? (How dare you!) Check out The Penny Hoarder Jobs page on Facebook for plenty of job opportunities.

Alex Mahadevan is a data journalist at The Penny Hoarder. As a bonafide Florida Man, he’s allowed to make Florida Man jokes.

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