A TOTAL of 300 jobs are set to be axed from three Sainsbury’s support centres, including one in Ansty.
The move follows an announcement made by the supermarket giant in March where plans were unveiled to shut 200 in-store cafes.
The supermarket giant will now outsource its commercial, finance operations, people services and HR to Accenture.
A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said: “We are talking to a small proportion of our store support centre colleagues about some changes we are proposing to the way we work.
“Colleagues affected will enter into a consultation process and we are supporting them through this in any way we can.
“This includes exploring alternative roles within Sainsbury’s, as well as providing independent support with job opportunities elsewhere as part of a redundancy package which far exceeds statutory requirements.”
The spokesperson added it was ‘focusing plans to put food back at the heart of Sainsbury’s’.
“To achieve this, we are becoming a more simple, nimble and efficient business so that we can reinvest in what matters most to customers – low prices, exciting new products and convenient ways to shop.”
The other two support centres affected are in Manchester and Holborn, London.