Retail giant Lidl is looking for staff in and around Glasgow.

Branches in Jamaica Street, Govan, and Bearsden have announced via our sister site s1jobs that they are looking to take on customer service assistants.

Other branches across Scotland are also looking to take on staff.

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The vacancies come on the day it is revealed Scotland was one of the only parts of Britain to experience a slight increase in the unemployment rate in the latest period.

Evening Times:

Official figures show the jobless rate rose 0.1 percentage points to 4% in July to September, up from 3.9% in the previous three months but a decrease from 4.7% in the same period last year.

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The figures show that for all those aged 16 and over, unemployment rose by 2,000 to 109,000, while the number of people in work also increased by 2,000 over the quarter.

For those aged between 16 and 64, unemployment rose by 4,000 to 108,000, with the employment rate staying static at 75.2%.

Click here to learn more and to apply for the roles via s1jobs.

The vacancies also come just days after Lidl made headlines after announcing it is increasing the wages of more than 16,000 of its employees, saying they will be the highest paid supermarket workers in the UK.

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The firm will be increasing entry-level wages from £8.45 to £8.75 an hour in Scotland.

Lidl said the move, which will come into effect from March 2018, represents an additional annual investment of over £3.5 million.

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As one of the UK’s retail success stories, Lidl has been described as “a phenomenon.”

Pioneering a keep-it-simple approach has helped the chain achieve significant international success.

With operations in 27 countries, Lidl has more than 10,000 stores and 135 retail distribution centres.

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This includes more than 630 stores in the UK alone, and there’s an impressive schedule of new store and warehouse openings planned over the next few years.