No net reduction in staff says Supermarket giant
Woolworths have confirmed the restructure to its staff and management, which was delivered to staff at Warrnambool stores last week.
With a greater focus on fresh food, convenience and customer service, the new structure will see the creation of two new departments - Fresh Service and Fresh Convenience.
Fresh Service will manage customer service at the deli, butchery and seafood counters. Fresh Convenience will manage dairy, eggs, pre-pack meat, branded bread and meal solutions.
While there were reports last week of several employees losing jobs due to the restructure, Woolworths have clarified that while some roles are changing, there will be no net reduction in the number of team members as a result of the new operating model.
The model will provide a clearer career path for team members, and the opportunity to build skills in new areas to better serve customers. This will be backed by more than $10 million investment in team training and development. New opportunities are also being created via Assistant Team Manager roles, creating a greater layer of management development positions.