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Sainsbury's to hire 16,000 Christmas workers

Sainsbury’s is to hire up to 16,000 seasonal workers to serve customers over the busy Christmas and New Year period.

GENERAL MERCHANDISE

Sainsbury's to hire 16,000 Christmas workers

Sainsbury’s is to hire up to 16,000 seasonal workers to serve customers over the busy Christmas and New Year period.

The temporary positions will be available across the supermarket’s 1,100 stores with around 2,000 of the jobs expected to be made permanent.

Angie Risley, group HR director, said: "Christmas is the busiest time of year in our stores, so in order to give customers the best possible service we are boosting our teams with extra support. It’s also a great opportunity for people to join our thriving business and get some experience working for a busy retailer.

“We’ve also consolidated our position as a top employer and been recognised with a Gold standard by Investors in People. Giving people a stepping stone into rewarding, flexible jobs with room to develop and train is incredibly important to us, so it’s fantastic to be recognised for our ongoing commitment to investing in people.”

The temporary workers will carry out a number of roles including customer service, working on check-outs, stocking shelves, and assisting the online delivery teams in preparing shopping orders.

Commenting on the news Esther McVey, minister for employment, said: “It’s great to see Sainsbury’s announcing these new temporary jobs for the busy December trading period. These jobs will provide valuable experience for the 16,000 people that will benefit this Christmas.”







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