Jobs boost as Tesco goes global

Tesco
is to create 20,000 jobs worldwide, including 10,000 in the UK after reporting
a 14 per cent rise in profits.

A
Tesco spokesman said half of the new jobs will be created in the UK and the
remainder will be spread through new stores in Ireland, Poland, the Czech
Republic, Slovakia, Thailand, Korea and Taiwan.

The
retail giant’s decision to move into non-food areas has helped boost pre-tax
proifts to £481m.

On-line
shopping has also proved very lucrative, with Tesco.com achieving sales of
£146m, an increase of 77 per cent on last year.

By
Ben Willmott

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