Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Cork and others
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Food, Beverages And Tobacco In Specialised Stores
47.2 - Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores

450 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
29 October 2020
Employment effect (start)
12 November 2020
Foreseen end date
31 December 2020


Tesco is to create 1,150 new jobs before the end of 2020. Some 450 of these jobs will be permanent, while the remaining 700 will be temporary seasonal jobs for the Christmas retail rush. The new positions will be in assembly and fulfilment of customer orders for online delivery, drivers to deliver them, customer assistants, plus a variety of other roles in stores across the country. According to Tesco, the demand for online shopping has doubled over the last six months due to COVID-19.

120 of the new permanent jobs, will be in Cork. The large supermarket chain previously recruited 1,000 additional staff earlier in 2020 to deal with the increase in demand as a result of COVID-19. Currently, Tesco Ireland employs over 13,000 people across 151 stores.



Eurofound (2020), Tesco, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 102447, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/102447.