Tesco confirmed the news in an update today and said it has already started taking on extra workers, with around half of the 30,000 roles already filled by workers who joined during the pandemic
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Tesco is to hire 30,000 seasonal staff this Christmas to help with the busy festive rush.
The jobs are for both Tesco superstores and Tesco Extra branches, including picking for online deliveries and store replenishment roles.
Tesco confirmed the news in an update today and said it has already started taking on extra workers.
Half the roles have been filled by temporary colleagues who joined Tesco during the pandemic and have had their contracts extended to cover Christmas.
This means it intends to take on another 15,000 workers.
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The roles are UK-wide, Tesco said, and the temporary workers will be encouraged to apply for permanent roles once their temporary contracts have ended.
Tesco is advertising for its Christmas jobs here: www.tescocareers.com/christmas.
Separately, the supermarket is also advertising for 3,000 permanent roles within its warehouse distribution team.
Those who are successful in applying will get a £500 bonus if they join by October 30.
This reduced to £250 for those who are taken o between October 31 and November 27.
Angela Woolfenden, Tesco head of UK resourcing said:“We’re looking for people who enjoy working as part of a team and are prepared to go that extra mile in order to help our customers.
“Our festive roles are a great way to become part of the Tesco team, from checkouts to picking orders for home delivery or replenishing the store.
“It’s an opportunity to meet great people, learn new skills and be part of a diverse team where everyone is welcome.”
Tesco is the latest supermarket to confirm its Christmas roles in recent days.