Tesco lying?

Posted: March 14, 2011 in British jobs for British workers

Tesco is recruiting staff for its UK stores from Slovakia after bosses claimed no suitable British candidates were available.

The supermarket chain has offered 12 weeks’ training, plus help with immigration paperwork and housing, in a bid to lure English-speaking recruits from eastern-Europe. More homeless people pushed back in the queue to make way for migrant workers?

Tesco deny that they are turning abroad for cheap labour. They claim that they are struggling to fill roles with British candidates – despite the 2.5 million lining up for unemployment benefits.

and Yet

As many as 300 job-hunters competed to fill just 35 vacancies at Faversham’s newly-expanded Tesco, as the borough’s unemployment levels crept 0.7% above the county’s average.

Manager of the new-look Tesco David Hampson was pleased to provide opportunities – however few – for the town’s unemployed.

He said: “I was thrilled with the number of applications.

The quality was very high and I am delighted with my new team. In this time of economic uncertainty, it is great that we are able to create jobs and help get people back into work.

“We wanted to keep the recruitment local to Faversham and the surrounding areas, and we hope to bring a local shopping experience to our customers.”



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