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All I want for Christmas – is 11,500 staff, please

If you think recruitment issues for your business are becoming a headache there is little chance they come close to what this particular company is facing.

Supermarket giant Sainsbury's and its stablemate Argos have revealed they have 11,500 jobs that need to be filled for the up-coming Christmas period.

The roles at Sainsbury's will require the supermarket taking on an extra 5,500 seasonal staff across roles including delivery drivers, café staff and online assistants.

Contracts will be for three months and staff can expect to work an estimated 15 hours a week. With existing staff being offered extra hours.

At Sainsbury's Group's stablemate, Argos, 5,000 staff are needed - from stock assistants to customer advisors with as many as 20 hours a week on offer per person.

The group is also after an additional 1,000 delivery drivers for its 'Fast Track' delivery service, where it expected to see a double-digit increase in demand through the festive period.

It is expected some of the above roles will be developed into permanent positions.

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