One of the country’s largest supermarket chains will recruit a whopping 12,000 new workers for the festive season.
Sainsbury’s is employing an eye-watering number of Christmas temp workers as it deals with a rush this year.
The festive season will bring with it huge demand for retailers, and Sainsbury’s – the country’s second largest supermarket – is stepping up.
The retailer expects three-quarters of a million online orders every week and has doubled its Christmas temp workforce as a result.
The temporary roles in the supermarket will pay £9.30 in store.
Sainsbury’s is one of the most popular supermarket chains in the country and represents one quarter of the so-called Big Four.
Its supermarket rivals include the likes of Britain’s biggest grocer Tesco, as well as Asda, Morrisons and budget rivals like Lidl and Aldi.
Sainsbury’s retail and digital director Clo Moriarty said: “This Christmas will be like no other and the way customers want to shop for their celebrations has changed completely.
“To help them find everything they need and shop how they want, we’re recruiting thousands more Christmas colleagues than in previous years.”
Ms Moriarty said: “We’re doing everything we can to make Christmas special for our customers and we’re asking them to play their part by shopping early and shopping alone, wherever possible. This will really help everyone spend less time queuing and more time celebrating.”