10 Jobs To Be Created As New-Look Lidl Stores Opens In The Midlands

A four year old Lidl-superfan will be officially open the doors.

10 jobs are being created as a new-look Lidl store opens in Laois.

The supermarket's Portlaoise branch has undergone a state-of-the-art refurbishment, with solar panels, a heat recovery system, LED lighting and electric car chargers installed.

The 10 new staff members will join the 20 strong team.

Lidl also says the new store will bring an investment of €10 million to the locality.

4-year-old Lidl superfan, Éanna O’Connor, will be on hand to officially open the store today - having visited the site with is grandmother everyday to watch the construction progess.

Éanna was fascinated with watching the store develop over the 6 months of construction and has joyfully agreed to do Lidl the honour of opening the new state-of-the-art store, alongside his new friend, Lidl Portlaoise Security Guard, Martin Lawless.

creates 10 new permanent jobs with the retailer in addition to the 20 strong team in the current Portlaoise store. 

In line with Lidl’s community-focused objectives under its ‘A Better Tomorrow’ Corporate Social Responsibility programme, and to mark the new store opening, the store team at Lidl Portlaoise have chosen the local charity, Laois SPCA, to benefit from a €1,000 donation that will be present on the day.

Store Manager, Ivars Zemvalds, commented;

"The team have been working very hard behind the scenes to get the store back up and running and we look forward to our customer’s enjoying the new features and experiencing the same great value they are used to. 

"We look forward to welcoming both our regular and new shoppers through the doors in the coming weeks and months and we hope to make a positive impact on this thriving community in the years to come."

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