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Tesco announces major job cuts

Tesco is cutting 1,700 jobs in its stores and warehouses.

The supermarket giant announced changes to its operational structures to "improve efficiency and give line managers clearer accountability for colleague and customer experience."

The roles of people manager, compliance manager and customer manager will be scrapped. Line managers will have more direct accountability for customer service.

Tesco said: "The changes will affect 1,700 colleagues who will be supported to find alternative roles within the business wherever possible.

"As a result of these changes, 900 new roles with broader remits will be created as people partners, learning partners and colleague relations partners.

Matt Davies, Tesco UK and ROI chief executive officer said: ""These changes remove complexity and will deliver a simpler, more helpful experience for colleagues and customers. We recognise these are difficult changes to make but they are necessary to ensure our business remains competitive and set up for the future.

"Our priority now is to support affected colleagues through these changes in any way we can. We hope to retain as many colleagues as possible in the new roles we have created and in the vacancies we currently have available."

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