Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.1 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores

10,000 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


Tesco, a multi-national operator of retail stores, has announced that it is to create 10,000 jobs in the UK by the end of 2009. The creation of a new jobs will come through the opening of new retail outlets in the UK. A spokesperson for Tesco also said that they expect other new jobs to result from the construction of the stores. The announcement of the new jobs comes despite the group announcing in January 2009 results for late November and December 2008 that have been considered disappointing by some analysts. Tesco employs 280,000 in the UK and operates 2,184 sites in the country.


  • 13 January 2009: Sky news
  • 13 January 2009: Reuters


Eurofound (2009), Tesco, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 68883, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68883.