Tesco staff worker employee

Tesco has promised to send 15,000 additional workers onto the shop floor over the festive period.

The majority will start in stores across the UK from the start of December and will work in a variety of general roles.

Tesco said it had interviewed nearly 60,000 people interested in the jobs over Christmas and the New Year period.

“Our colleagues are already doing a wonderful job getting ready for the festive season and with our additional festive colleagues joining them in store, we’re ready to help our customers every step of the way this Christmas,” said Tesco UK chief operating offer Tony Hoggett.

Around 7,000 Tesco head office staff are also set to join in-store colleagues over the festive period as part of its Feet on the Floor programme.