Tesco Ireland has announced with that it will create 1,150 new roles to support business operations in the run up to Christmas 2020.
Of these roles, 450 are full-time permanent roles available nationwide with 120 of them in Cork, the retailer said.
700 temporary roles are being created to assist with a safe and easy shopping trip during the Christmas trading period, it added.
Tesco is one of the country’s largest private sector employers with over 13,000 colleagues.
The latest jobs are in addition to the 1,000 already created since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic by the retailer.
Much Needed Good News
An Taoiseach Micheál Martin T.D. joined Tesco staff at Douglas in Cork to announce the jobs and stated, “Tesco’s latest recruitment drive provides much needed good news in challenging times."
"I would like to thank Tesco staff and all other retail workers who have kept our shops open during the Covid-19 pandemic. They are playing a vital role in ensuring people have access to essential supplies in a safe environment. These additional jobs will further improve the shopping experience for customers as well as providing an employment boost in Cork and right across the country,” he added.
Kari Daniels, CEO, Tesco Ireland, said the business was pleased to be able to create these new opportunities.
She said: "Since the start of this pandemic, our colleagues have risen to the challenge to continue to serve our customers and communities. We are pleased to be able to add these roles at this challenging time."
We look forward to welcoming these new team members who will enjoy good careers in a dynamic retail industry,”Daniels added.
Recruitment for the new roles has already begun and applicants can apply at Tesco.ie/careers.
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