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Tesco axing 1,200 jobs at Hertfordshire headquarters

  • Video report by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey

Supermarket giant Tesco has announced it's going to axe 1,200 jobs at its head office in Hertfordshire as part of a major cost-cutting drive.

25% of employees at offices in Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield will lose their jobs.

Staff at the superstore were informed of the cuts this morning.

The cuts amount to a quarter of their employees at Hatfield and and Welwyn Garden City Credit: ITV News Anglia

Last week Tesco said 1,100 jobs would be axed after confirming plans to shut its call centre in Cardiff.

Tesco says it is in the midst of a turnaround plan under chief executive Dave Lewis.

Today we have shared with colleagues across Tesco changes that we plan to make to the way we operate our business. This is a significant next step to continue the turnaround of the business.

This new service model will simplify the way we organise ourselves, reduce duplication and cost but also, very importantly, allow us to invest in serving shoppers better.

We have made good progress so far in our turnaround but we have more to do. We will work with colleagues to support them as we go through this important transition.

– Tesco