Will You Go Fill Out An Application
Pennsylvania is the sixth largest state in population with 12.74289 million people and growing. There are over 508,576 people out of work in the state. The national unemployment rate is 8.3% and the Pennsylvania unemployment rate is 7.9% as of July of 2012. The unemployment rate in Allegheny county was 7.3% in June of 2011 and now is 7.0% in June 2012. Some would think that when a national company comes into Pittsburgh there would be a lot of people to come out and put in an application.
Aldi is a international company which has over a thousand grocery stores in the United States. They are an unique store with Aldi 's concept being "honest to goodness savings", bringing savings to all of their customers. Aldi has opened 20 plus stores in 2012 creating over 300 plus jobs and is now opening two new stores in Pittsburgh Pa. They are having application days open to the public in August. The first and second were August 14th, and August 21st, with the last day is August 29th from 7am-1pm and again from 3pm-7pm. The thing that makes Aldi's stand out from any other company is what they offer for their employees. There are three positions they are hiring for and they are as follows: Cashiers - $11.75 per hour, Shift Managers - $16.00 per hour or Store Manager Trainees - $21.65 per hour. Aldi's also offers a benefit package even for the part time workers with at least 20 hours a week.
The job requirements are as follows:
1. Must be 18 years or older to apply
2. Have a High school diploma or GED
3. Must be available to work anytime between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.
4. Retail experience preferred, Management experience preferred for Manager Trainees, Store Manager Trainees must be willing to relocate within a 50-mile radius of ALDI upon promotion to Store Manager.
5. Drug screening and background check
6. Must have Ability to lift 45 pounds The open application days are held at the Spring Hill Suites Pittsburgh, (South Side Works 2950 South Water Street, Pittsburgh, Pa 15203).
To find out more about Aldi Foods go to their website at: http://aldi.us/index_ENU_HTML.htm
This Interview was done on August 14, 2012 during Aldi open application day number 1. To read full story go to http://18ricco.newsvine.com
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Some would think that when a national or international company comes into Pittsburgh there would be a lot of people to come out and put in an application. On the first day for Aldi's applications on more then one occasion there was an empty room. With the state and county unemployment rate what it is you may wonder why there was not at least a thousand people coming in to fill out applications. A well paid job with a good company including good benefit packages could be a way to get a family out of the recession the country has found itself in since 2008. Some applicants (who will not be named due to them trying to get hired for some of the positions) shared several points. An African American woman says, "It is extremely important 'cause a lot of young black people around here need jobs so it is extremely important for Aldi's to come in this neighborhood and we all have opportunities". Another woman who just finished filling out an application said, "I came to get the job for the experience in general and the pay is like, really good so I don't know why people wouldn't even decide to come out here".
District Manager Melissa Limpert says, "Today we already got about a 100 applicants, however that is why we have three different hirings". Aldi's is hiring for to new locations in Pittsburgh, when asked Melissa Limpert said, "We are hiring for South Side and Shady Side, but we don't turn away applications if they are looking for other areas". Melissa Limpert also said, "Its a great company to work for. We respect our people, very family oriented company, our customers are number one for us, so that is the biggest benefit working for Aldi's that we know that the company truly cares about their people as well as their customers". If you missed these open application days you can always check out Aldi's website for jobs at www.aldiuscareers.com Written By: J.L. Martello / 18ricco
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