Morrisons to hire 3,500 new staff as it ramps up online deliveries

Morrisons delivery van

Morrisons is to hire 3,500 new workers as part of plans to ramp up its home delivery service during the coronavirus pandemic.

The grocer plans to employ 2,500 new pickers and delivery drivers, as well as 1,000 new warehouse staff, to help serve customers “at a time of national need”.

From Monday, Morrisons will introduce new simple-to-order food parcels and make more delivery slots available to online shoppers, both on its website and the Morrisons Store on Amazon Prime.

The supermarket giant will use 100 additional stores across the UK for online picking to help it fulfil extra orders and will also launch a customer call centre, allowing consumers who can’t shop online the ability to order groceries for home delivery.

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