• From The BBC:

    Supermarket chain Asda says it will create an extra 10,000 seasonal jobs for Christmas and the New Year.The additional positions will double Asda’s “seasonal squad”, who work public holidays, to 20,000. The roles are in addition to 7,000 permanent positions the company says it will create by the end of 2009. The supermarket says it has attracted one million new customers in the past 12 months, partly because of the economic downturn. “Biggest Christmas ever”The supermarket is taking on more staff to deal with a larger than average festive rush, according to Andy Clarke, Asda’s chief operating officer. “We’re expecting this to be our biggest Christmas ever, as we are offering more low prices than any other supermarket,” he said. About 70% of the Asda “seasonal squad” is made up of 18 to 24-year-olds. Tesco says it will be creating 6,000 temporary positions, in addition to offering permanent staff extra shifts. Two weeks ago Sainsbury’s said it was recruiting 20,000 seasonal staff, some…

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