Thousands of festive supermarket jobs available at Sainsburys

Sainsbury’s has announced it is to hire 15,000 workers to help staff its stores over the busy Christmas and New Year season.
The supermarket group said the extra employees will carry out a number of key roles including customer service, working on the check-outs and on the shop floor, and assisting the online delivery teams.
Last year, the company recruited 14,000 festive workers, of which around 2,100 gained permanent jobs at Sainsbury’s. A similar number are expected to be kept on in 2012.
Helen Webb, Sainsburys retail human resources director, said: “These new roles are great news for the economy and will provide a real boost to communities across the UK.”
“We are looking for passionate, motivated individuals who love working as part of a team. Retail is a fantastic industry to work in and there really is no better time to be in store than at Christmas .”
“Last year we had over 24 million customer transactions in Christmas week alone, so our seasonal colleagues are absolutely vital in ensuring that we provide our customers with great customer service right across the store.”
“We know from experience that many of our seasonal colleagues use the opportunity as a springboard to a career at Sainsbury’s.”
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