Shock as Woolworths says it will close 300 in-store butchers which will result in 500 workers losing their jobs
- Woolworths is closing the majority of 300 in-store butchers by the end of March
- The closure will eliminate 489 jobs and close 250 in-store butchers
- Instead, Woolies stores will only offer packaged meat in the future
- Comes after the butcher accounts for just 4 percent of in-store meat sales
Major supermarket chain Woolworths is closing the majority of its 300 in-store butchers, leaving 489 workers unemployed.
It has been found that shoppers are turning to pre-packaged meat, with in-store butcher sales accounting for just 4 percent of meat sales.
Around 250 of the shops will be closed by the end of March, 420 butchers and 69 skilled workers will become unemployed.
Woolworths offers transfer to a different role within the stores, or if workers are not interested in returning, they can access free post-employment assistance.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11655929/Woolworths-store-butcher-shock-closure-250-shops-shut-489-jobs-gone.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Shock closure of the butcher shop at Woolworth’s store, 250 stores closed and 489 jobs gone