Staff hired will be on fixed term contracts only
Sainsbury’s, the UK-based supermarket giant, is creating 22,000 seasonal jobs to help it meet higher demand around Christmas, reports revealed. The group, which also owns Argos said it will be hiring store staff, delivery drivers and logistics workers as part of its “biggest ever Christmas recruitment drive” – a bold move considering the current skills shortage in those industries. Roles will be available across the UK from Friday as the group makes plans to get ahead with Christmas period preparations. Among the positions available will be 14,500 new Sainsbury’s and Argos store roles, including 500 customer and trading manager positions. Sainsbury’s will also hire 3,000 online delivery drivers, as well as offer 4,500 warehouse and logistics positions, which include agencies and third parties. Staff hired as part of the seasonal recruitment drive will be on fixed-term contacts of between three and 12 weeks, with staff working until the 8th of January next year.
“By recruiting 22,000 temporary Sainsbury’s and Argos colleagues on an attractive pay package, incentivising online drivers and offering additional hours to existing colleagues over the festive season, we will deliver what our customers want – great food and fantastic service,” Clo Moriarty, Sainsbury’s retail and digital director, said.