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Supermarket opening spree due to create 32,000 new jobs

Tesco will add 292 stores this year, taking its estate to 3,022, according to IGD forecasts, while Sainsbury's will add 130 to give it 1,123. Asda will see a big step up from 387 to 571, thanks in part to the acquisition of Netto, and Morrisons will add 19, taking it to 477. Waitrose announced plans for 39 more stores last week.

Tesco is already the UK's biggest private-sector employer with 287,669 staff and a spokesman said its expansion would mean 9,000 vacancies this year and next.

Source : Zoe Wood - The Guardian

11 January 2011
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