Morrisons to hire 3,500 people for Christmas season

Morrisons has announced it will hire over 3,500 people to meet increased demand over the festive season.

The supermarket said there are a variety of roles available including customer assistants, home delivery drivers and warehouse operatives.

It added that the new employees will receive full training and benefit from a 15 per cent discount card.

While the roles are temporary, Morrisons said that in previous years employees on Christmas contracts have gone on to find permanent employment with the company.

“Christmas is one of our busiest periods and we’re looking for an additional 3,500 people to join our talented teams,” said Clare Grainger, people director at Morrisons. “These new colleagues will play a crucial role in creating and delivering the products our customers need to help make their celebrations special. There are lots of great opportunities on offer across the UK with both temporary and permanent roles in our stores, manufacturing and logistics sites.”

Several other UK retailers have recently announced they are recruiting for the peak season, including Currys, which last month said that 720 temporary roles will be available in 285 stores across the UK, with the retailer also hiring roughly 350 people for permanent roles and around 120 drivers.

Earlier this year, John Lewis said it would be recruiting for over 10,000 roles across the country as it prepares for Christmas. Waitrose will recruit around 2,800 seasonal roles across its 329 shops and a further 2,900 temporary roles have been created in sales and merchandising at John Lewis.

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