The German discount store chain Lidl is opening its first stores in Estonia, the construction of the company's stores is underway, and the company is looking for employees in the stores.
According to the representative of the store chain, it is too early to comment on the opening of the stores. However, a spokesman for the company said that the chain usually opens several stores at once.
However, it is noticeable among Estonian job adverts that Lidl is looking for employees in stores in Tallinn, Tartu, Pärnu, Narva, and Jõhvi. There are currently openings for the positions of human resources specialist, data entry specialist, deputy store manager, and employment relations consultant.
Construction is also underway on plots belonging to Lidl in Lasnamäe district of Tallinn, on Tähesaju tee, and on the corner of Linnu tee and Sõpruse puiestee in the Kristiine district of the capital.
If the job advertisements are anything to go by, however, Lidl is not in a hurry to open. It is clear that Lidl expects candidates for the deputy store manager to be ready for up to eleven months of training abroad, and an accountant is expected to complete three months of training abroad before taking up the post.
Last year, according to the company's annual report, the store chain made investments in long-term assets in Estonia to the amount of €21.5 million. The company has not yet submitted data from last year.
Editor: Katriin Eikin Sein