Retail giant Tesco lays off 1700 shop floor jobs in a move to cut costs and ‘simplify’ it’s workforce structure. The re-structure will see the roles of people manager, compliance manager and customer experience manager abolished from its large stores and fulfilment centres across the UK.
Matt Davies, chief executive of Tesco in UK and Ireland, says “These changes remove complexity and will deliver a simpler, more helpful experience for colleagues and customers.. We recognise these are difficult changes to make but they are necessary to ensure our business remains competitive and set up for the future.”
Tesco added that it would help support those affected by the changes to find alternative roles in the business. As a result, 900 new roles will be created under titles “people partners, learning partners and colleague relations partners”.
“We hope to retain as many colleagues as possible in the new roles we have created and in the vacancies we currently have available.” says Davies.