Lidl is to create 1,200 jobs in Ireland over the next year.
The German supermarket chain intends to open six new outlets on the island of Ireland this year and rebuild seven of its existing stores.
The positions will be in a range of operational and office-based roles in stores, regional distribution centres and its head office in Dublin.
They also intend to spend €75m on expanding their regional distribution centre in Mullingar in Co Westmeath.
Lidl currently employs over 5,000 people in their 168 stores in three regional distribution centres.
Since last March, the supermarket has taken on 700 additional temporary and permanent employees to assist with these tasks.
In recognition of the effort put in by its employees over the last year, the company has committed a further €2m bonus to be shared by staff across the island, the third such bonus of its kind since the pandemic began.
"Since the onset of the pandemic our teams have demonstrated inspirational dedication and bravery in serving our local communities when they needed it most," said Maeve McCleane, Director of Human Resources at Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Lidl was also recently recognised by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer for 2021.