Traders Joe’s and Sainsbury’s are going to have to change their hiring practices to keep their UK job prospects alive.
The supermarket giant has revealed that it will lay off more than 300 staff in England and Wales over the next year, the BBC reported.
More: The move follows a report that the UK’s economy is expected to shrink by more than 1.5% in the coming year.
The retailer has also revealed that there are fewer than half the number of full-time positions it needs to fill.
More: “We are going through the process of changing the way we do business, with our staff being redeployed, and I know the markets are very much looking to us as a catalyst for growth,” Joe’s chief executive, Tom Stowell, told the BBC.
Stowell said that the job cuts will come “without compromising our customer experience”.
“As a result, our job cuts are a necessary and reasonable step in order to achieve our vision of delivering an improved shopping experience for our customers,” he added.
“There is a strong market for retail and we are confident that our decision to remove jobs will support that demand.”
Traders Joe’s, a British multinational retailer, has been struggling to attract and retain staff since the Brexit vote.
In February 2017, the company said that it was closing more than 10,000 jobs in England, Wales and Scotland as a result of Brexit.
On Thursday, it announced that it would lay off around 300 staff over the course of the year.
The company also said that its UK jobs would not be enough to ensure its survival.
A spokesman for the company told the news outlet that “our UK workforce is not good enough” and that “we need to improve the way our business operates”.
A statement from the company also stated that the company would be looking to redeploy its staff “from other roles to fill the gap”.
The company has been forced to change its recruitment process as part of the process to ensure that it can keep its staff.