A NATIONWIDE supermarket chain has said that it’s managers face a “short period of uncertainty” under new proposals which will see a decrease in managerial roles across its stores. Morrisons have announced that while it plans to invest in creating more than 4,000 jobs, a number of managerial roles are set to be removed. The company has a branch located on Sun Street in Cheadle.
A spokesperson for Morrisons said: “Morrisons is to invest in creating more than 4,000 new jobs to serve customers better.
“More frontline colleagues will be serving customers in stores by changing the way Morrisons stores are staffed.
“The increase of more than 4,000 jobs is after a number of managerial roles are removed.
“Managers will concentrate on helping frontline colleagues to do their job and run their stores.
“Many of the new jobs will be on Morrisons renowned Market Street counters where skilled butchers, bakers, fishmongers and other fresh food specialists serve customers.”
David Lepley, Morrisons Group Retail Director, added: “This proposal means more frontline colleagues improving product availability and helping customers.
“Whilst there will be a short period of uncertainty for some managers affected by these proposals we will be supporting them through this process and there are jobs available for everybody who wants to continue to work at Morrisons.
“There will also be more roles with greater flexibility that are very attractive to colleagues with families.”
A spokesperson for Morrisons told the Times and Echo they did not yet have any specific information on individual stores.
The business states it is the “fourth largest supermarket chain” in the UK, 121 years after William Morrison opened his egg and butter stall in Bradford.
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