October 17, 2017 / 6:08 PM / 9 months ago

Sainsbury's cutting 2,000 jobs in UK

Oct 17 (Reuters) - Sainsbury’s, Britain’s second biggest supermarket group behind Tesco, is seeking to cut up to 2,000 jobs mainly in its payroll and human resources departments, a company spokesman said on Tuesday.

Sainsbury's is consulting on measures that would lead to a loss of 1,400 jobs by removing all in-store human resource and payroll clerk roles, the spokesman said. bit.ly/2ysgfN2

Some 600 further job losses will come from a restructuring to consolidate human resource and other support roles, the statement added.

“Following a comprehensive review, we are proposing some updates to our HR structures and systems, as well as changes to a number of other support roles, subject to consultation,” the spokesman said.

Sky News had earlier reported the UK-based supermarket group is cutting 2,000 jobs. bit.ly/2ysgfN2 (Reporting by Kanishka Singh; Editing by Adrian Croft)

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