The new recruits will earn a minimum of £10.90 ($12.43) an hour outside of London and £11.95 inside the M25 motorway.
The company, which had raised staff pay for the second time this year in September, said the new roles would include part-time and full-time roles with pay increase of up to £12 to £13 depending on the length of service and location.
Cost Of Living
Britain's biggest retailer and one of the country's largest private sector employers Tesco has been facing union calls to increase store workers' pay after several rivals raised hourly rates for a second time this year.
Shop Price Inflation
The climb in prices charged by shops and supermarkets in Britain accelerated again in the 12 months to September, hitting its highest since records began in 2005, the British Retail Consortium said last week.
Elsewhere, the British arm of German discounter Aldi reported a 79% slump in 2021 operating profit but said trading had accelerated over the past six months as pandemic restrictions were lifted and shoppers sought savings to tide over a cost-of-living crisis.