EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.2 - Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 14-12-2011
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2012
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2012
Planned Job Creation: 7000

Additional Information

Supermarket chain Morrisons has announced plans to create 7,000 new jobs in 2012 in order to staff 25 new outlets. Some 300 jobs will be created in a new distribution centre. Half the jobs will go to unemployed people.

The chain had a 4.6% rise in sales in the three months leading to October 2011.