Morrisons to hire 3,000 new staff in the run up to Christmas

Morrisons thinks that this festive period will be even busier than usual, as customers try to make up for last year’s restricted celebrations caused by lockdown. As such, the supermarket chain has announced that it will hire and train 3,000 new members of staff to meet increased demand at Christmas, the Mirror reports. Morrisons will be hiring staff for its distribution centres and manufacturing sites across the country, with roles available ranging from warehouse and production operatives, to pickers and packers, as well as roles such as fork lift truck drivers.

Morrisons has also joined the Kickstart scheme, meaning it welcomes applications from 16-24 year olds on Universal Credit.

Morrisons staff get at least GBP10 an hour, as well as a 10% staff discount. Morrisons people director Clare Grainger said: “Customers have told us that they want to make up for last year’s low-key festive season and so we are working hard to make sure that our shelves are stocked with everything they need to help them celebrate. “We are looking for 3,000 Christmas helpers to come and join our busy, fast-moving and exciting team on a temporary or permanent basis and help make good things happen this Christmas.”

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