Supermarket colossus Tesco has launched a recruitment drive for Christmas, with 11,000 vacancies available across the United Kingdom.
The grocer said positions are available in Superstores, Tesco Extra branches and at warehouses, with jobs to start immediately.
The positions came amid hundreds of thousands of redundancies as a result of the pandemic, with the roles likely to provide a lifeline to many people who’ve been forced out of work.
Tesco said it’s looking for checkout staff, shelf stackers and pickers for online deliveries.
The jobs will be in place until January and see you working up to 36 hours a week, but Tesco said that after the seasonal period ends, there will be opportunities for permanent jobs in stores.
Tesco People Director Rachel Bushby said that once the seasonal period comes to an end, Christmas colleagues will be encouraged to apply for any permanent positions available in their stores and that successful candidates will be invited for an interview in store.
Tesco is almost certainly not the only supermarket looking for a helping hand over the festive period.
Last year Sainsbury’s was looking for 11,500 extra staff, while there have always been new jobs up for grabs at the likes of Royal Mail, Next, Boots and more.
Sadly, this is not always the case, as many people apply to Tesco for employment and they don’t even get an interview or a response and it’s extremely unfair and disrespectful not to get a response and they will also lay off people after the New Year like they do every year.