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Morrisons Supermarket To Create Over 2,000 Cleaning Jobs Nationwide

18 Sep 2020

Morrisons Supermarket To Create Over 2,000 Cleaning Jobs Nationwide

In order to reassure customers in the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the Morrisons supermarket chain has announced over 2,000 cleaning jobs nationwide.

The grocer, which has its headquarters in Bradford, is recruiting cleaning staff at all of its UK stores and will create an average of between 4 and 5 new vacancies at each supermarket.

With almost 500 stores, Morrisons will be taking on a total of 2,240 new cleaning operatives to improve on hygiene standards across its supermarket portfolio.

As well as stepping up the company’s existing daily cleaning systems throughout all areas, the hundreds of new recruits will also carry out a ‘deep clean’ every three weeks

Announcing the new measures, Morrisons’ operations director, Jayne Wall, said: “The hygiene within our stores has become more important than ever due to the impact of Covid-19.”

“We want to make sure our customers feel as safe as possible when doing their grocery shopping with us. So we’ve made this multi-million-pound investment to introduce first class hygiene procedures,” added Ms Wall.

The 2,240 new jobs at Morrisons are in addition to the 3,500 vacancies for pickers, packers and drivers which the supermarket chain created on the back of a surge in demand at the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis in March.

In total, Morrisons has hired 45,000 extra staff throughout the pandemic, 25,000 of which are still working for the grocery chain. Of those still employed by the company, around 1 in 4 have now been made permanent members of staff at Morrisons. The other 19,000 or so employees are still on temporary contracts with the retailer.

At the start of 2020, Morrisons announced a restructuring plan for its staff, whereby it was looking to cut 3,000 managerial positions whilst creating 7,000 entry level vacancies on the shop floor.

There is much more info about working for the supermarket chain in our company profile for Morrisons.

For general information about this line of work you can head over to our guide to cleaning jobs for students - and you should also take a look at our in depth article about working in supermarkets throughout the UK.

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