UK supermarkets call for an extra 50,000 workers to cope with rise in demand
Britain’s leading supermarkets need an extra 50,000 staff within weeks to cope with a rise in demand
Demand for workers to fill jobs in supermarket warehouses has surged by a third as internet shopping booms.
Supermarkets and takeaway firms have been overwhelmed as families follow Government advice to stay at home and shop online.
Britain’s leading supermarkets need to add more than 50,000 more staff to their operations within weeks to cope with a rise in demand.
Warehouse-based workers responsible for selecting, packing and sorting items for delivery have increased by 31 per cent from January 31 to March 18, according to jobs site Indeed.
The likes of Tesco and Sainsbury’s have struggled to keep up with demand for online orders, with shoppers reporting that delivery slots are booked out for many weeks.