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• Tesco’s US Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets division said yesterday that it has received more than 10,000 applications from prospective employees during the past month, a number that has almost quadrupled since May.

There will be a lot of competition among those applicants. Fresh & Easy is hiring – but just 750 additional employees are expected to be hired for its stores through the end of next month.

KC's View:
There’s nothing like a recession when it comes to deepening and widening the available labor pool.