Tesco to create 16,000 jobs to meet demand for online delivery

In a signal that the supermarkets see the rise in online ordering and home delivery as a trend that is here to stay, Tesco are to create 16,000 new permanent roles, including 10,000 to pick customer orders and 3,000 delivery drivers, many from current temporary staff who joined during the pandemic.  The retailer saw proportionate online sales increase from 9% to 16% of total revenue, with online customer numbers growing from 600,000 to almost 1.5 million.  Online revenue is expected to reach £5.5 billion by the end of the year. 

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