Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
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

5,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
13 January 2009
Employment effect (start)
13 January 2009
Foreseen end date
31 December 2009


J Sainsbury, a supermarket, has announced that it will create 5,000 new jobs in the UK during the next twelve months. These jobs will be created as the company increases its number of stores. The company, which currently employs 150,000 people, will open these stores across the UK as part of their strategy to increase the number of outlets.

UPDATE: On 7 May 2009, Sainsbury's revealed plans to create 100 new jobs in West Belfast. The new site in Andersonstown will start operating by August 2009. The company is already advertising jobs in check-out, shop floor and supervisory posts.



Eurofound (2009), J Sainsbury, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 67817, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67817.