Morrisons has become the latest supermarket to offer jobs for Ukrainian refugees.
According to The Grocer, the Big 4 grocer had contacted the Home Office about jobs for Ukrainian refugees.
A Morrisons spokesperson said: “Morrisons will welcome Ukrainian refugees with open arms.
“We contacted the Home Office last week to offer any assistance we could through providing employment for Ukrainian refugees and we believe we could find good roles for many hundreds of men and women.
“The precise number would depend on where in the UK they settle but we will be able to offer large numbers of skilled roles such as butchers and fishmongers, various in-store roles, and roles in our UK wide manufacturing and logistics operations.”
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The move comes as discounter Aldi has over 8,000 roles available and says it will welcome applications from all Ukrainian refugees, subject to their eligibility for UK employment.
However, according to Iceland’s managing director Richard Walker believed the government should “make things easier” for Ukrainian refugees to get into the UK, following the announcement of the frozen food retailer “fast tracking” applications for Ukrainians who want to come to the UK by offering them jobs within its depot network.
I’ve been asked how this is going…I’m afraid to say that the reality is we haven’t had many applications yet. But we are prepared, should the government make things easier to get into the UK. #Ukraine #VISASforUkrainians https://t.co/D1qGQh7zHj
— Richard Walker (@icelandrichard) March 11, 2022