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Morrisons will axe 3,000 management jobs in restructure

Morrisons is to axe around 3,000 managerial roles across its stores as part of a restructure which will see it create more shop floor jobs, the supermarket said today.

The Bradford-based company, which is Britain's fourth biggest supermarket group, also plans to create more than 4,000 store jobs.

The chain said jobs would be available for all who wanted to continue working for Morrisons.

Morrisons is to axe around 3,000 managerial roles across its stores as part of a restructure

Jobs created would include skilled butchers, bakers, fishmongers and other fresh food specialists, the supermarket confirmed.

The announcement came on the same day that Sainsbury’s boss Mike Coupe quit after almost six years at the helm of the supermarket.

He intends to stay in his role until the end of May, and will be replaced by Simon Roberts, the chain’s retail and operations director, who will start in June.

Two days ago, it emerged that hundreds more management jobs were being cut at Sainsbury's in the latest overhaul following its take-over of Argos. 

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