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Asda seeks temporary staff at its stores

Leeds-based supermarket giant Asda is looking for temporary staff due to the coronavirus shortages, according to social media posts from staff at the company’s headquarters.

The posts claim that, if job-hunters go into their local Asda store – like the ones in Pudsey and Wortley – from Friday, March 20 onwards, they would only need to show their national insurance number and passport, and could well start work the following day.

Asda’s head office is expected to put out an official announcement about the plans soon.

As well as numerous posts on Facebook from head office colleagues, Clare Tempest, one of the company’s recruitment advisers posted on LinkedIn:

“Asda are looking for temporary staff to help them through these challenging times. If you know anybody who is looking then please contact your local store.

“Take along your passport and national insurance number and we may well start you the following day. All shifts available – morning, weekends, afternoons and evenings, plus night working.

“The communications are making their way down the line and colleagues are very busy at the moment, so please go in Friday onwards.”

It is not yet known how many temporary workers are likely to be needed, and a company press officer said an official statement was expected to be sent out later today.

Many supermarkets have been struck by panic-buyers, meaning many shelves have run out of essential items before they have chance to be re-stocked.

Earlier this week, the company put out a statement claiming individuals would only be able to buy up to three of any product across food items, toiletries and cleaning products to ensure everyone got what they needed.

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