Morrisons To Create 7,000 New Jobs

25 more branches to be opened in 2012 by the Bradford-based supermarket.

Bradford-based supermarket giant Morrisons has today announced that it's to create 7,000 new jobs in 2012.

The chain is to hire more people in both logistics and the 25 new branches it plans to open.

Three quarters of the positions are likely to come from the local areas they serve.

Many of the new opportunities will be craft skills jobs such as butchery, bakery and fishmongery. Morrisons unique strength is in the preparation of quality fresh food through its market street concept.

Norman Pickavance, Group HR Director at Morrisons said: "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."

"At a time when the number of young and long-term unemployed continues to increase we will provide opportunities for many people and help them build a career in retailing. That means we won’t just be providing a job we’re committed to training our new colleagues so that they have the capability to move from the shop floor to the top floor."

"We feel that the catalyst we are providing is key to moving people from being excluded to being included by providing people with work, dignity and opportunity.”

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