Morrisons is creating 1,000 new jobs to fulfil online orders for its services on Amazon.
It is the latest supermarket to hire extra workers to meet the demand for grocery home shopping, which has seen an increase during the pandemic. The announcement comes a day after the stock market value of Ocado, the online grocery specialist, overtook that of Tesco for the first time. Morrisons said it was hiring extra staff to pick and pack customer orders from more than 50 stores, covering most major UK cities and many towns.
Britain’s fourth biggest supermarket, which was behind its larger rivals in setting up online delivery operations, has instead entered into partnerships with Ocado and Amazon. Its tie-up with the US tech giant, through the Prime subscription service, offers shoppers the ability to place orders for delivery in around 30 minutes.
The new positions announced on Wednesday will allow more such orders to be placed.
Morrisons revealed earlier this month that it had taken on 45,000 temporary staff to cope with extra demand as the pandemic gathered pace, with 25,000 still in post of whom 6,000 had now been made permanent.
Source: Sky News