Musgrave has announced that it will hire hundreds of new staff on a temporary basis in response to increased demand it is seeing across the company’s retail stores around the country.
The food retail, wholesale and foodservice company said that is primarily recruiting people with experience in retail, fresh food, hospitality, driving and warehousing, and has reached out to representative groups of businesses who have been impacted by COVID-19 such as the Restaurants Association of Ireland and the Irish Hotels Federation.
“There has been a huge increase in demand across our network for the past week and a half and we expect to see increased footfall for an extended period now," said Noel Keeley, CEO, Musgrave.
"To meet this level of demand, we need to increase our team numbers and ensure we have enough people to allow our current staff get time to rest.”
“We are very conscious that there are thousands of people that have found themselves out of work," he added.
Anyone with retail, fresh food, hospitality, driving and warehousing experience would suit the roles on offer, which are available in a variety of locations across the country, the group said.
Keeley added: "We’re working closely with different representative bodies to prioritise those in the restaurant, food and retail sectors who were amongst the first to lose their jobs because of Covid-19.”
Musgrave has asked that any businesses that have been forced to temporarily lay off staff with expertise in these areas should contact its HR team.
In addition to the opportunities available directly with Musgrave, the company’s retail partners across the country who operate SuperValu, Centra and Daybreak stores are also hiring directly, and Musgrave has advised that people whose employment has been impacted to contact their local store about potential opportunities.
Musgrave has indicated that it may hire more temporary staff if the COVID-19 crisis continues for the medium to long term, and has advised applicants to continue to monitor its career websites for potential opportunities.
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