First entry: Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 05:51 pm
Britain's largest supermarket chain Tesco announced on Tuesday that it has hired 35,000 workers in the past 10 days to help the company cope with the huge increase in demand for groceries due to the new coronavirus pandemic.
The supermarket chain is the country's largest private employer, employing around 340,000 employees in the United Kingdom and Ireland, with nearly 3,800 stores.
New recruits will take over posts such as product placement, online ordering, and driver positions. New employees will help fill the void created by those who have become ill or isolated on their own.
In a letter to customers, Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis stressed that after a week of tight restrictions across the country, panic-stricken consumer markets have fallen sharply.
Stocks on fresh foods have returned to near-normal levels, he said, with plenty of fruits and vegetables available, while returning to packaged items will take a few more days.
Luis also stressed that Tesco will donate £ 30m to community organizations under pressure from the pandemic.
Industry data showed on Tuesday that grocery and supermarket sales jumped more than 1/5 to a record 10.8 billion pounds within four weeks to 22 March, as the British stockpiled everything. pet, in view of the prohibition measures.