Tesco to take on 20,000 temporary workers

As an example of industries that are booming and in need of extra support, supermarkets have gone on a hiring spree as demand surges as a result of the Coronavirus crisis. Tesco, the UK’s biggest supermarket, wants to take on 20,000 temporary workers “to help feed the nation”, it said. They’re not alone,  Asda, Aldi, and Lidl all said they would hire thousands of staff after hugely increased demand saw shoppers clearing shelves. In light of so many cuts and losses, Tesco has also stood out by offering a pay increase – a 10% bonus to its workers in stores, distribution centres and customer engagement centres across the country. Read more about the ‘feed the nation’ initiative here in light of Competition laws relaxed to allow supermarkets to work together on Coronavirus response.