Supermarket chain Tesco has announced that it is to cut 1,700 jobs from its branches and warehouses as part of its turnaround strategy for the company.

The chain also plans to create 900 jobs and says it will try to move staff affected by the cuts into the new roles.Many of the new roles will mean working across multiple shops.

Tesco said, it was its intention to erase people manager and compliance manager roles at its large stores and fulfilment centres.

The changes will affect all of Tesco’s large Extra and Superstore shops, and some larger Tesco Metro stores, as well as seven distribution centres.

Tesco boss for the UK and Ireland, Matt Davies, said: “These changes remove complexity and will deliver a simpler, more helpful experience for colleagues and customers.

“We recognise these are difficult changes to make but they are necessary to ensure our business remains competitive and set up for the future.

“Our priority now is to support affected colleagues through these changes in any way we can. We hope to retain as many colleagues as possible in the new roles we have created and in the vacancies we currently have available.”


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