Morrisons to cull 720 head office staff

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Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
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Morrisons is make nearly a third of its head office staff redundant in the latest cull under new boss David Potts.

Employees were put on redundancy notice this morning and told that 720 jobs are to go from its head office at Hilmore House in Bradford. The group currently employs just over 2,300 staff at the site.

At the same time the group is to recruit an extra 5,000 staff in stores as part of a plan to put more staff on the shop floor and fewer people working in head office functions.

Morrisons said it needs to focus on what matters to customers - making sure that shelves are stacked and providing more staff at the check out.

The redundancies follow the firing of six directors from the 11-strong management team over the past few weeks as CEO David Potts radically restructures the business just weeks after joining Morrisons.