Discount grocer Aldi is hiring for its two Harford County supermarkets, a new location in Aberdeen and the existing one in Edgewood.

The national retailer announced a hiring fair planned for Saturday. The company, known for keeping overhead and prices low, promises “wages significantly higher than the industry standard.”

The grocer needs cashiers, who are paid $12 an hour, shift managers, paid $16.25 an hour, and manager trainees, paid $25 per hour.

Applicants must have high school diplomas or GEDs, be available to work anytime between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. and be able to lift 45 pounds. Retail experience is preferred. Management experience is preferred for manager trainees.

The chain is known for selling exclusive discounted brands on the most frequently bought grocery and household items. Stores typically have small footprints, open carton displays and a 25 cent cart rental system that refunds shoppers’ quarters when the cart is returned.

The company has been expanding in the Baltimore area, opening a store in Towson in November and one in Catonsville in February, adding to locations in Dundalk, Randallstown, Essex, Middle River and three in Baltimore City. The retailer now runs more than 1,200 stores in 32 states from Kansas to the East Coast.

The hiring event is scheduled for 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Ramada Inn in Edgewood, 1700 Van Bibber Road.

lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com