Sainsbury's to hire 15,000 workers this Christmas
Sainsbury's is to create 15,000 seasonal jobs this year as it looks to meet customer demand over the busy Christmas and New Year period.
The jobs are available from today with vacancies in over 1,000 of Sainsbury's stores across the country. The supermarket is expecting around 2,000 of the temporary roles to be made permanent, as new stores are opened and extended.
Gwyn Burr, customer service and colleague director explained: "Job creation is one of the most important contributions we make to the communities in which we serve, so this year we're happy to announce that we have created 15,000 seasonal jobs. Christmas is the busiest time of year in our stores, so the work is fast-paced, varied and rewarding.
"The number of permanent jobs created following the Christmas season is testament to the fact that Sainsbury's is a great place to work, with many opportunities on offer and the potential to learn a whole set of new skills. People can develop their career with us and progress relatively rapidly, to run a team, a department or a store. In fact, many of the colleagues who started with us at Christmas are now in charge of large teams and budgets, helping to drive sales and deliver great service."
The roles will cover a variety of activities including customer service, working on check-outs, helping to keep shelves full and assisting the online delivery teams with the preparation of Christmas shopping orders.
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