POST Online Media Lite Edition


Tesco, Asda, Aldi and Lidl to employ 45,000 people

Christian Fernsby |
Tesco said it will recruit 20,000 temporary workers for at least the next 12 weeks. Some staff are being interviewed, processed and working within the same day, Tesco added.

Article continues below


Lidl is looking to recruit 2,500 workers under four week contracts to start immediately in stores to help restock shelves and assist staff.

Meanwhile Aldi said it needs 9,000 new workers to cope, which includes 5,000 temporary slots and 4,000 permanent.

Asda has also revealed plans to hire 5,000 temporary employees and shall be working alongside 20 national businesses who are being forced to let staff go so that their workers can be redeployed.

Coop announced they are creating a mixture of 5,000 new temporary and permanent store based posts, and on Wednesday, Morrisons said it is set to create 3,500 new jobs as it expands its home delivery service to cope with the soaring demand for food items amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Morrisons said they would be recruiting around 2,500 pickers and drivers, and will be hiring around 1,000 people for its distribution centres.

What to read next

Walmart investment could create 12,000 jobs in UK
ALDI to open first California stores in March 2016
Sainsbury and Asda cancel merger plans after CMA report