Biggest jump in UK redundancies since 2009 as Covid-19 hits jobs market – business live

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9.26am BST

Domino’s Pizza, Britain’s biggest pizza delivery chain, is bucking the job loss trend by hiring 5,000 more staff.

With its busiest time of the year approaching, Domino’s announced today it will take on more pizza chefs, delivery drivers and customer service staff, on top of the 6,000 jobs already created this year.

Related: Domino’s Pizza to create 5,000 new jobs across the UK

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Over in the City, meanwhile, shares in Ocado have jumped 6% after it reported a surge in sales over the last quarter.

The home delivery grocer posted a 52% increase in sales in the 13 weeks to 30 August, as the pandemic continued to drive more customers to online shopping.

Related: Ocado hails ‘successful’ switch to M&S despite cancelled orders

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Source: theguardian
Biggest jump in UK redundancies since 2009 as Covid-19 hits jobs market – business live