Mar 20, 2020
Supermarkets Tesco, Asda, Aldi and Lidl go on hiring spree
Supermarkets have gone on a hiring spree as part of their battle to cope with the coronavirus crisis. Aldi announced it was looking to fill 5,000 new temporary posts and take on 4,000 permanent new workers for jobs in all its stores and distribution centres. Lidl said it would create about 2,500 temporary jobs across its 800 stores in the UK. The discounter said it was hiring to "Help with an extremely busy time for stores". Lidl GB chief executive Christian Haertnagel said staff were doing an "Incredible job at keeping our shelves stocked, and serving communities during an extremely challenging period". Bus operators had warned that "Tens of thousands" of jobs could go within weeks.
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