Food store chain plans Shelton hiring fair

ALDI grocery store will hold a job fair for its establishments in Waterbury and Middletown, and soon-to-open location in Derby, on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Shelton.

Job fair hours on Wednesday are 7 a.m.-noon and 1-7 p.m. The hotel is at 25 Old Stratford Road, Shelton.

The German-owned food store chain is known for offering wages higher than the industry standard. It is looking to fill positions for 40 store associates and shift managers.

The job fair is open to all local residents seeking employment opportunities.

Pay is $12.25 to $16.50 per hour

According to an ALDI press release, the company pays store associates $12.25 per hour, and shift managers $16.50 per hour.

To apply, people must be 18 years or older; have a high school diploma or GED; be available to work anytime from 6 a.m.-1 p.m. on all days of the week; and be able to lift 45 pounds.

Past retail is experience preferred. The company conducts drug screening and background checks on possible employees. Staff working at least 20 hours a week receive full health insurance, dental coverage and 401(k).

Operates 1,300 U.S. stores

ALDI operates nearly 1,300 U.S. stores in 32 states, primarily from Kansas to the East Coast. More than 25 million American customers shop at the grocery store chain each month.

The company sells more than 1,300 of the most frequently purchased grocery and household items, primarily under its exclusive brands. It operates more than 9,000 stores worldwide.

ALDI was named the 2014 Retailer of the Year by Private Label Store Brands magazine. Learn more at

— as edited by Brad Durrell for the Shelton Herald