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Supermarkets to collectively create 25,000 new jobs to cope with Coronavirus demand

Lidl, Asda, Aldi, Morrisons and the Co-Op have joined forces to create thousands of new vacancies in light of the current COVID-19 outbreak.

The roles will be a mixture of temporary and permanent positions, and will include pickers, delivery drivers, check-out operatives and shop-floor staff to help the supermarkets cope with heightened demand for food and household products.

Bosses at Lidl have said they are particularly keen to hear from applicants who are out of work due to their employer shutting down – either permanently or temporarily – because of Government orders to help prevent the spread of the disease.

A spokesperson for Lidl said: “The new hires will be responsible for working together to keep the store clean, tidy and the shelves well stocked so that customers can get the products they need. Shifts could include mornings, evenings and weekends.”

Christian Hartnagel, Chief Executive of Lidl GB, also added: “Temporarily expanding our teams is one way we can help support our colleagues and customers, whilst providing work to those that have had their employment affected by the current situation.”

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