MORRISONS has announced it is hiring thousands of new recruits for the upcoming festive period.

Stores including the Cowdenbeath branch will be getting extra staff to deal with the busy Christmas period.

Up to 3000 staff will be hired as part of the recruitment drive with new starts paid £10 per hour.

All new staff will be given full training, and there are permanent and temporary posts available, as well as roles in distribution centre and manufacturing sites.

Morrisons has also joined the Kickstart scheme meaning it welcomes applications from 16-24 year olds who are receiving universal credit.

Clare Grainger, Morrisons People Director, said: “Customers have told us that they want to make up for last year’s low-key festive season and so we are working hard to make sure that our shelves are stocked with everything they need to help them celebrate.

“We are looking for 3,000 Christmas helpers to come and join our busy, fast-moving and exciting team on a temporary or permanent basis and help make good things happen this Christmas.”

Anyone wishing to apply should visit or call 0345 6116111