Coronavirus: Grocers ramp up hiring to deal with extra demand

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Tesco, Asda, Aldi and Lidl have all ramped up their hiring of temporary staff to help stack shelves and ease the burden on existing colleagues due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The grocers plan to draft in more than 35,000 new workers between them to deal with extra demand. Many of the jobs will be offered to the thousands of employees in the restaurant and hospitality sector who have been impacted by the pandemic. 

Tesco is on the biggest recruitment drive, targeting 20,000 new staff. Aldi is creating 9,000 new roles, Asda is taking on 5,000 more people and Lidl is recruiting 2,500 additional staff.

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