Sainsbury’s to create thousands of jobs

| January 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s is to create 20,000 new jobs over the next three years.

The job creation is part of a Government-backed initiative for the private sector to drive employment.

Tesco has announced it will create 9,000 new jobs, while Morrison’s has promised to create 6,000 new jobs.

Sainsbury’s, which is the UK’s third largest has 537 supermarkets and 335 convenience stores and has a workforce of 150,000.

The company said the new jobs will be at supermarkets and convenience stores across the UK.

According to chief executive, Justin King, the new positions comprise full and part-time jobs and “there will be an opportunity suitable for everyone.”

The company will reveal its Christmas trading figures later this week. Rival Morrison’s said like-for-like sales grew 1% in the six-week period over Christmas and New Year compared with the same period a year ago.

Tesco, which is the UK’s largest supermarket chain, will also report its trading figures this week.

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