Sainsbury's to create 5,000 posts for Christmas rush

The supermarket chain has announced that it will create 5,000 new posts just for the Christmas seasons to meet a spike in demand from customers.

by Michael Northcott

The 5,000 are in addition to another 15,000 posts that were announced in September. Last year the chain hired 15,000 extra staff in total, so the drive for 2012 marks a big increase. 

CEO of Sainsbury’s, Justin King, said: ‘This year we’re recruiting an extra 20,000 people to ensure our customers get the best possible experience in store and online. 

‘It’s a chance for people to experience the fast-paced, varied and rewarding world of retail – whether they are simply looking for a bit of extra cash or want to build their experience and take a step towards permanent work.’

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