Asda launches Christmas recruitment drive

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Asda has announced it is to recruit 15,000 people to help with the busy Christmas period.

The Big 4 grocer is hiring the temporary workers to fulfil a variety of different roles including serving customers, replenishing shelves, picking, packing and delivering online orders.

Around 500 roles are based in Asda’s depots, 1,00 are home delivery driver positions, with the remainder being store-based roles across the UK.

According to the grocer, there will be opportunities for some of the seasonal colleagues recruited to remain with Asda into the New Year to cover permanent colleagues who take holidays after the busy Christmas period.

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The news comes as Tesco, Morrisons and M&S announced their own plans to hire thousands of temporary workers.

Asda also confirmed that its Christmas home delivery slots would go live online for its Delivery Pass customers on October 19 and to all other customers on October 28.

Since the start of the pandemic, Asda has more than doubled the capacity of its online delivery service and will have 900k home delivery and click & collect slots available the week before Christmas.

“We will do all we can to make sure customers have a fantastic Christmas and recruiting an extra 15,000 colleagues across our stores, depots and home delivery service will help us to provide them with great products and excellent service when they shop with us during the festive season,” Asda chief people officer Hayley Tatum said.

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