Woolworths in need of 20,000 new workers amid coronavirus crisis

SUPERMARKET giant Woolworths has issued a lifeline to desperate job-seekers, announcing on Friday it’s looking for 20,000 new workers.

It’s looking for people to fill jobs across its supermarkets, e-commerce, supply chain and drinks businesses in Australia over the next month so it can meet the unprecedented demand seen in recent weeks.

It will also help them to scale up online operations to help deal with the changing shopping needs amid the coronavirus crisis.


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“These are uncertain times for many industries and we have an important role to play keeping Australians employed through this crisis,” Woolworths Group CEO Brad Banducci said.

“Our top priority as we continue delivering an essential service to the community is upholding customer and team safety through clear social distancing rules and elevated hygiene standards.

“As we do this, we will have more hours for existing team members and additional roles to fill as we focus on meeting the needs of our customers and communities.

“These new roles will not only help us better serve the increase in demand we’re seeing in stores right now, but also allow us to scale up home delivery operations in the months ahead.

“Our immediate hiring focus is the redeployment of our ALH team members impacted by this week’s mandatory hotel closures.

“We have already placed around 3,000 of those impacted into new roles across BWS, Dan Murphy’s and Woolworths Supermarkets and will continue to take expressions of interest.

“We’re also preparing to offer up to 5,000 short-term roles to Qantas Group employees taking leave without pay, including more than 1,500 in our distribution centres.”

Woolworths Group is standing up similar streamlined application processes with the likes of Village Entertainment, Michael Hill Jewellers, Cotton On, Accor and Super Retail Group. It expects to make thousands of short-term roles available to employees from these businesses.

“We’re working with a number of customer-focused businesses impacted by recent government measures to stop the spread of COVID-19,” Brad Banducci added.

“We’re hopeful these businesses will bounce back strongly once this crisis passes, and we want to do our bit to help them – and their people – get through the short-term challenge.

“We’re confident the strong service skills and work ethic of candidates from these businesses will be highly transferable to Woolworths.”

The company has already received thousands of applications through its careers website and walk-up applications made in-store.

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Julie ney9
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Julie ney9

Have rsa..was service /checkout manager for 12 for coles…living near tumut area

Sue - Central Coast NSW
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Sue - Central Coast NSW

So where are the jobs being advertised, or how do we apply?

Nicole
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Nicole

Apply for a job online maybe in your area or another get a candidate number write a cover letter with that number and your resume and take it to your nearest woolies

Margaret Azar
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Margaret Azar

It’s bulls***. I’ve applied for Woolies and Coles heaps of times. And now they need workers but yet I haven’t received a call ??

Kiara
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Kiara

I feel you

Ipek
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Ipek

No body call you have to follow up

Simone
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Simone

Very true
I’ve applied for woolies and coles many times and no responce😡

Mary
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Mary

How do we apply and what jobs are offered

Louise Bsldwin
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Louise Bsldwin

How do we apply?

Purnima
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Purnima

I have read that you can go to the store directly as well with your resume

Louise Baldwin
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Louise Baldwin

How do I apply?

Heather
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Heather

How do I apply???

Purnima
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Purnima

I also heard that they have hired people from the big companies like Virgin Australia, and other

Purnima
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Purnima

I have been trying as well,

Thinley
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Thinley

How to apply

Heather
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Heather

How do I apply????

Elaine Street
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Elaine Street

I live in Coomera, in need of a job urgently
How do I apply

Annette Lonergan
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Annette Lonergan

Usually you apply online

dee
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dee

So where are the jobs-I live in Kellyville I am finishing in 2 weeks. DJ

Donna
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Donna

How do I apply

Sushmita lama
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Sushmita lama

Ho can i apply

Gita
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Gita

How do we apply?

Vicky
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Vicky

How do i apply ? I live in Kinsington Anzac Parade

Kirra
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Kirra

I’ve been applying on the woolworths website for ages and have been handing in my resumes every time I get the chance and have even called the store over the phone and still haven’t received anything back, I’ve been out of work for over a month now and desperately need to get work. And do we get paid helping?

Chris
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Chris

You set up a profile at woolworths.com.au obtain candidate number, put that on resume along with you info. Woolworths also has to employ existing staff who have been sttod down, like qantas, their restaurants etc.

Dimpalben SUTARIYA
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Dimpalben SUTARIYA

How do I apply?

David
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David

I’m homeless and cannot get through to Mygov

John
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John

how do we apply

Menx
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Menx

How do we apply for job offers?

Emilio Garcia Ravize
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Emilio Garcia Ravize

How do we apply and what jobs are offered

Rob Lewis
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Rob Lewis

We’re do people go? My daughter has been to the Woolworth websites and it does not show any jobs.
Just and expression of interest
They want help but will not help themselves

Ryan
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Ryan

Hey please I would love to work doin night packing near pimpama if anything going I’m honest hard worker reliable been a supervisor. For 6 years asbestos removel

Marie
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Marie

Wow careers website is down at the momoment. You put an expression of interest. Get an email from them. Not sure what is next.

Maritza vaquerano
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Maritza vaquerano

How n were you appy for this job?

Ben
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Ben

This is absolute rubbish. Get on the website and see the jobs. There are none. They are lying. It’s just face value to keep the public happy. Burn them

Aman
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Aman

How to apply for job

Margaret Azar
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Margaret Azar

I have applied online and in person. , More than once since last year. Done all the right ways and still nothing.

ayrinanto
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ayrinanto

How do I apply for it

Ben Stroop
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Ben Stroop

This is a lie. All Cole’s and woolies will do is not hire more but make sure the share price stays high…. Why are the shelves not stocked 24/7 if they keep claiming they are employing. They aren’t! So they can make more profit. Make my words these companies don’t care about you or Australia just their bottom line

Anthony Campbell
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Anthony Campbell

Woolies are full of s***

John Man Rana
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John Man Rana

Filling stuff

John Man Rana
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John Man Rana

I want to know Woolworths job website please, in northern beaches

John Man Rana
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John Man Rana

Any job for northern beaches

Devinder kaur
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Devinder kaur

How do we apply

Simone Paul
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Simone Paul

Where can I apply

Sue
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Sue

My daughter applied so many coles on the gc never got a replied dropped the resume in w worth’s As there was a ad to drop resume in at the counter. never heard back think they are not been honest especially with the young ones

Michelle Pace
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Michelle Pace

How do you reply

Gina
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Gina

I applied to the job 3days ago but nobody answered me.How do I apply?

Solomona Ierome
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Solomona Ierome

Security jobs available call me I live at Regents Park NSW
I also have a security license

Ritika
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Ritika

Can you tell me please

Kanika
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Kanika

How can I apply?

Elesia hoffman
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Elesia hoffman

How do i

Junior
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Junior

How do we apply

Junior
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Junior

Any position

Kishor Kumar
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Kishor Kumar

I am new in Australia looking for some job opportunity please let me know

Rowena Swan
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Rowena Swan

I can’t see any available jobs on their website. How do we apply?

Matthew Godfrey
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Matthew Godfrey

Sorry all but there only taking in ALH staff the ones that worked in the pubs I know this because my wifes one if them ive been looking for work for the since October but because Im to qualified Im not employable. It s***s to tell you the truth, buts thats what it is.

Sanju
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Sanju

That’s seriously a fake news because everyone knows that there we lost our jobs in different sectors and they want promotion of their companies. That’s a fake news nothing else .

kerry wright
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kerry wright

kerry ex scaffolder looking for night fill job pls any help would do

Emmy
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Emmy

How do i apply this job