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New Aldi Store to Open in Traverse City Adding Jobs

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What is now a vacant building off of South Airport Road now will likely be a thriving food market in a few months. More than 600 people showed up at a recent job fair to apply for jobs at the store; Aldi is still conducting interviews. Out of those hundreds of applicants, they plan to hire about 25, from cashiers to shift leaders.

Some interviews were held today at the Northwest Michigan Works office, a place that specializes in getting people back to work. Those sky high application numbers shed some light on unemployment in the area, something the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce is keeping their eye on, every job filled helps.

Reporting in Traverse City, Sara Simnitch and Photojournalist, Jeremy Erickson.

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