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Temporary Tesco staff heading for the dole queue before Christmas
5:00pm Friday 6th December 2013 in Local
STAFF at a Stourbridge supermarket have been told they will be out of a job by Christmas as their contracts will not be extended.
The 47 temporary staff recruited to help the 352 permanently contracted employees with the opening of the multi-million pound Tesco Extra store have been told their services are no longer required.
A Tesco spokesman said: "Whenever we open a new store it is normal that we take on a number of temporary colleagues to support the permanent team members.
"Unfortunately we are not able to extend the temporary contracts. Everyone on a temporary contract has been made aware of other opportunities in the business and we will be supporting them should they wish to pursue these."
None of the 98 long-term unemployed people, who were recruited as part of the Regeneration Partnership have been affected.
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