Coles has extended their recruitment drive by announcing another 5,000 jobs.
The supermarket has already hired more than 7,000 people in two weeks to cope with demand amid panic-buying sparked by the coronavirus.
The new recruits have have been fast-tracked into Coles’ supermarkets and alcohol outlets across Australia.
Coles said they will hire another 5,000 workers after already hiring 7,000 in the past two weeks
The 5,000 newly announced roles include store team members to serve customers and replenish shelves, as well as customer service agents to deliver orders to online shoppers, and 100 trade qualified bakers for the in-store bakeries.
Coles CEO Steven Cain said he was working with major businesses and unions to provide employment for staff recently recently made redundant.
‘Coles is doing everything we can to support jobs and the economy through this challenging time, while also ensuring we can provide groceries for all Australians,’ he said.
The new recruits have been fast tracked into Coles’ supermarkets and alcohol outlets across Australia
Mr Cain said Coles has been flooded with applications from people across a range of industries.
‘To ensure we could act quickly, we streamlined our recruitment processes and assigned a dedicated team to fast track applications sent by corporate partners like Australian Venue Company and Virgin Australia.’
‘We have seen a lot of demand for roles, and where we have positions available, we are making sure that we can get people into them as quickly as possible.’
‘Coles is doing everything we can to support jobs and the economy through this challenging time, while also ensuring we can provide groceries for all Australians,’ Coles CEO said
Source: dailymail UK