SAINSBURY’S is creating 22,000 new seasonal jobs for over the Christmas period.
The retailer will be hiring new staff in Sainsbury’s and Argos stores across the UK.
Seasonal Sainsbury’s and Argos staff will help throughout the store, serving customers, keeping shelves stocked and picking, packing and delivering online orders.
There will be 14,500 Sainsbury’s and Argos roles available in stores, including 500 Customer and Trading Manager positions.
There are also 3,000 online delivery driver positions on offer, as well as 4,500 warehouse and logistics openings which include agencies and third parties.
There are also 180 Contact Centre opportunities.
The jobs have been launched four weeks earlier than last year, to help new hires settle in before the Christmas rush.
Sainsbury’s is also introducing a new incentive payment to recruit more Argos and groceries Online delivery drivers for the festive season.
New and existing drivers can earn up to an additional £500 for fulfilling shifts over the busy Christmas period.
Temporary workers will have their roles until January 8 2022 on fixed term contracts of between three and 12 weeks.
To bag one of the new temporary jobs, you need to go online at sainsburys.jobs or visit your local store for more details.
You can search for “Christmas” to bring up the temp jobs available and then filter by location or type of role.
We saw hundreds of positions available on the website, with pay starting at around £9.50 per hour.
Sainsbury’s is also offering extra hours to existing staff members who may want extra work in the run up to Christmas.
Government business minister, Paul Scully said: “These 22,000 jobs being created across the country mean more opportunities for workers and even better service for customers – enough to give Father Christmas some serious competition.”
Clo Moriarty, Sainsbury’s retail director, said: “By recruiting 22,000 temporary Sainsbury’s and Argos colleagues on an attractive pay package, incentivising Online drivers and offering additional hours to existing colleagues over the festive season, we will deliver what our customers want – great food and fantastic service.
“Christmas is a fun time to work in retail for anyone who enjoys helping customers and thrives on working in an inclusive team environment. If that’s what motivates you, we’re ready to welcome you to Sainsbury’s.”
We expect to see other major supermarkets and retailers also advertising job roles in the run up to Christmas.
These can be a great way of earning some extra cash, or getting valuable experience to put on your CV that could lead to more permanent work.
Meanwhile, lorry drivers are being offered £70k-a-year and £2,000 joining bonuses as recruiters scramble to lure truckers with mega pay deals.
Despite this, we’re reportedly ‘two weeks away from British meat disappearing’ from supermarket shelves due to gas price spike.
And supermarket bosses are also worried that CO2 shortages could become a problem in the run-up to Christmas.
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