UK: Supermarket group to create 1000 jobs for homeless people

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Morrisons has promised to create 1000 jobs for homeless people over the next three years, working in tandem with the Salvation Army and the Create social enterprise. The retailer will offer 10% of the jobs generated from new store openings to ‘disadvantaged people.’

Participants will have three months’ theoretical and practical training leading to a recognised qualification before choosing whether to gain an additional qualification or begin an apprenticeship as, for example, a butcher, baker or fishmonger. According to Norman Pickavance, the group HR director, the company aims to roll out this programme across the UK.