UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s plans to cut jobs in its human resources and staff-training areas in a move to generate around half a billion pounds worth of savings, The Guardian has reported
It total, the grocer will cut over 1,000 head office positions. It is part of a three-year strategy to save £500 million by March 2018, at which point a new plan will be undertaken to save the same figure again.
In March of this year, Sainsbury’s said the number of store management positions it operates would be subject to reduction, as it planned to place a greater emphasis on customer-facing roles, such as those of cashiers and shelf stackers.
At this time, it also discontinued night-shift work in 140 of its supermarkets.
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