// Asda is bringing on board 15,000 temporary workers to help meet extra demand this Christmas
// The retailer has also opened its online home delivery slots over Christmas for Delivery Pass customers
Asda is stepping up its preparations for Christmas by recruiting 15,000 temporary colleagues and confirming the dates its festive home delivery slots go live.
The supermarket is recruiting seasonal colleagues to fulfil a variety of different roles including serving customers, replenishing shelves, picking, packing and delivering online orders.
Around 500 roles are based in Asda’s depots, 1,500 are home delivery driver positions, with the remainder being store-based roles across the UK.
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There will also be opportunities for some of the seasonal colleagues recruited to remain with Asda into the New Year to cover permanent colleagues who take holidays after the busy Christmas period.
The supermarket giant also confirmed that its Christmas home delivery slots would go live on www.Asda.com to Delivery Pass customers on October 19 and to all other customers on October 28.
Since the start of the pandemic, Asda has more than doubled the capacity of its online delivery service and will have 900k home delivery and Click & Collect slots available the week before Christmas.
Asda chief people officer Hayley Tatum said: “We will do all we can to make sure customers have a fantastic Christmas and recruiting an extra 15,000 colleagues across our stores, depots and home delivery service will help us to provide them with great products and excellent service when they shop with us during the festive season.”
Asda has doubled the size of its Extra Special range this Christmas so that customers can enjoy more than 240 premium products this year.