Tesco Ireland to hire over 1,150 in run-up to Christmas

Tesco has urged the Mandate trade union to call off proposed strikes in two stores in the coming weeks

450 permanent full-time roles created nationwide, with 120 in Cork



3 November 2020

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Tesco Ireland is set to create 1,150 new roles to support business operations in the run-up to Christmas 2020.

Of these roles, 450 are full-time permanent roles available nationwide with 120 of them in Cork.  700 temporary roles are being created which Tesco says will “assist with a safe and easy shopping trip during the Christmas trading period”. Recruitment for the new roles has already begun and applicants can apply at Tesco.ie/careers.

The latest jobs are in addition to the 1,000 already created since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Tesco’s latest recruitment drive provides much needed good news in challenging times,” said An Taoiseach Micheál Martin, who joined Tesco colleagues at Douglas in Cork to announce the jobs.

“I would like to thank Tesco staff and all other retail workers who have kept our shops open during the Covid-19 pandemic,” An Taoiseach added. “They are playing a vital role in ensuring people have access to essential supplies in a safe environment. These additional jobs will further improve the shopping experience for customers as well as providing an employment boost in Cork and right across the country.”

Kari Daniels, CEO, Tesco Ireland, said the business was pleased to be able to create these new opportunities.

“Since the start of this pandemic, our colleagues have risen to the challenge to continue to serve our customers and communities,” Daniels said. “We are pleased to be able to add these roles at this challenging time. We look forward to welcoming these new team members who will enjoy good careers in a dynamic retail industry.”

The new roles will be available in many areas of the business including assembly and fulfilment of customer orders for online delivery, drivers to deliver them, customer assistants, plus a variety of other roles in stores across the country. Additional hours are also being shared among long-standing staff to help the handling of Covid-19 and Christmas trading.

Tesco Douglas reopens on Thursday, 12 November, with colleagues redeployed to other stores in Cork during the year long closure now back in-store, preparing to welcome customers in line with Covid-19 safety protocols.



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