Supermarket group Asda said on Tuesday it plans to recruit 15,000 temporary workers for the Christmas trading period, joining a battle for staff in a tight labour market.

The group said around 500 roles would be based at Asda’s depots, 1,500 are home delivery driver positions, with the remainder being store-based roles across the United Kingdom.

Asda says there will be opportunities for some of the seasonal recruited to remain with Asda into the New Year to cover permanent workers who take holidays after the busy Christmas period.

Asda also confirmed that its Christmas home delivery slots would go live to Delivery Pass customers on Tuesday 19th October and to all other customers on Thursday 28th October.

Since the start of the pandemic, Asda says it has more than doubled the capacity of its online delivery service and will have 900,000 home delivery and Click & Collect slots available the week before Christmas.

Hayley Tatum, Chief People Officer at Asda, said: “We will do all we can to make sure customers have a fantastic Christmas and recruiting an extra 15,000 colleagues across our stores, depots and home delivery service will help us to provide them with great products and excellent service when they shop with us during the festive season.”

More information on the roles available and details of how to apply are available on Asda’s careers website



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