Asda Workforce Set For GBP26m Bonus Payout

Staff at supermarket giant Asda are set to share a record £26m bonus payout this month, the retailer has announced.
The bonus is 18 per cent higher than last year’s pot and means each Asda store and depot employee who has worked at the company for at least six months will receive up to £437.50 at the end of the month.
Asda also revealed it will create 6,000 new supermarket jobs this year to fill positions at ten new stores and another/further ten outlets which are being extended.
Chet Kuchinad, people director at Asda said: “To announce a record bonus payout and the creation of thousands of new jobs in a challenging economic environment is testament to the successful year that we have had here at Asda .”
“This success is absolutely down to the continued hard work and commitment of all of our store and depot colleagues who have once again gone above and beyond to deliver fantastic service and every day low prices to our customers’ week in, week out.”
He added: “On top of this we are continuing to recruit on a large scale in 2010, with thousands of new opportunities to join Asda this year.”
“With one of the lowest turnover rates in British retail, we have an incredibly motivated and experienced workforce and are looking forward to expanding this in 2010.”