Asda to hire 5,000 temporary staff to help coronavirus demand

ASDA is taking on 5,000 staff to help with demand following the coronavirus outbreak.

The supermarket is working with more than 20 national companies in industries like food services and travel to bring in colleagues in need of work.

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The staff will be offered shifts or temporary roles in Asda, the supermarket said, to help other companies who have been hard hit by the virus.

Current workers at the supermarket – which is owned by US supermarket giant Walmart – are being encouraged to recruit people on social media, as well as friends and family.

It comes after Co-op announced yesterday it was taking on 5,000 workers to help replenish stock.

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