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Asda announces Christmas recruitment drive

The company also confirmed the dates its festive home delivery slots go live

Asda has announced it is recruiting 15,000 temporary colleagues for the festive season, and has confirmed the dates its festive home delivery slots go live.

The supermarket is recruiting seasonal colleagues to fulfil a variety of different roles including serving customers, replenishing shelves, picking, packing and delivering online orders.

Around 500 roles are based in Asda’s depots, 1,500 are home delivery driver positions, with the remainder being store-based roles across the UK.

The company said that there will be opportunities for some of the seasonal colleagues recruited to remain with Asda into the New Year to cover permanent colleagues who take holidays after the busy Christmas period.

Asda also confirmed that its Christmas home delivery slots would go live to Delivery Pass customers on Tuesday 19 October and to all other customers on Thursday 28 October.

Since the start of the pandemic, Asda has more than doubled the capacity of its online delivery service and will have 900k home delivery and Click & Collect slots available the week before Christmas.

Hayley Tatum, chief people officer at Asda, said: “We will do all we can to make sure customers have a fantastic Christmas and recruiting an extra 15,000 colleagues across our stores, depots and home delivery service will help us to provide them with great products and excellent service when they shop with us during the festive season.”

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