Tesco denies press reports of jobs cull

Tesco
has denied launching a redundancy campaign among middle managers at its head
office, after newspaper reports suggested it was culling almost 100 executive
jobs.

The
supermarket chain admitted that some head office staff had left the firm, but
described the process as ‘natural wastage’.

A
spokesman for the retailer said that in a company of Tesco’s size it was
inevitable that some people would choose to leave.

He
went on to say that Tesco was not planning any redundancy programme and was in
fact creating an additional 20,000 new jobs worldwide.

"This
is just part of our on-going drive to be more efficient. The numbers involved
are nothing like the 100 mentioned. With a workforce of 220,000 there will
always be people who choose to leave and roles that change," he explained.

By Ross Wigham

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