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Aldi plans to open a grocery store in East Huntingdon near Mt. Pleasant, on the old Kmart property, officials said.

German discount grocery chain Aldi plans to hold hiring events for a store planned in East Huntingdon.

The store, located on the site of a former Kmart near Mt. Pleasant, is scheduled to open early next year.

Aldi is hiring for the position of store associate, which offers a base pay of $11.30 per hour and a raise after six months of employment.

The event will be at Holiday Inn Express, 250 Bessemer Road, East Huntingdon, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Dec. 7.

Job requirements include: a high school diploma or GED, retail experience, the ability to lift 45 pounds, and availability to work between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

Employees who average more than 25 hours a week are eligible for full health insurance benefits and dental coverage.

Aldi is in the midst of a nationwide expansion and plans to add 25,000 jobs by the end of 2022.

The East Huntingdon store will bring the number of Aldi stores in Westmoreland County to six.

Stephen Huba is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Stephen at 724-850-1280, [email protected] or via Twitter @shuba_trib.

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