Asda stocks up on staff for Christmas

chain Asda is searching for an extra 7,000 Christmas staff because of an
increase in sales running up to the festive season.

firm, now owned by US giant Wal-Mart, will recruit the extra workers to fill a
variety of new customer services roles.

announcement means an average of 28 new appointments per store and the new
recruits can expect to fill positions including car park hosts, greeters and
bag packers.

people director, David Smith, hopes the move will ensure more customer

has got off to a great start. The extra 7,000 colleagues on hand should help
ensure customers can enjoy fuss-free festivities," he said.

new jobs are in addition to the 10,000 permanent positions that the company has
created over the course of the year.

By Ben Willmott

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