Morrisons to hire 7,000 for new stores and logistics

Morrisons supermarket trolley (Pic: Newscast) Some 300 positions are being created at the firm's new regional distribution centre in Bridgwater

Related Stories

Morrisons has said it plans to hire more than 7,000 people, mostly to staff new outlets.

The supermarket chain wants to open 25 new branches next year.

Half the jobs at new stores are set to go to unemployed people, the firm said. Three-quarters are likely to come from the local areas they serve.

Some 300 new positions are also planned at Morrisons' new regional distribution centre at Bridgwater, supplying food in the South West and south Wales.

"Despite the difficult economic conditions, Morrisons continues to have ambitious growth plans and that means we will be searching for people to join us in the communities in which we operate," said human resources head Norman Pickavance.

"We're committed to training our new colleagues so that they have the capability to move from the shop floor to the top floor."

Last month, Morrisons announced a 4.6% rise in sales in the three months to 30 October.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More Business stories



  • Man with typewriterLove to Patrick

    The official whose over-familiar letters infuriated his boss

  • Man's hands putting ring on woman's fingerName changer

    Why do wives take a man's name after marriage?

  • Person scratching their arm10 things

    Scratching really does make things itch, and other nuggets

  • Corsican flagCorsican mafia

    Are Corsica's days of mafia and militants over?

  • Mobil canopies on the A6 at Red Hill, LeicestershireEnglish heritage

    Zebra crossings to bus stations: unusual listed buildings

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.