This figure is the highest number of seasonal workers that the chain has ever committed to, and should provide a boost for many job hunters, The Sun reports.
Roles which people will be able to apply for over the Christmas period include customer services, working on check-outs, shelf-stacking and assisting with online deliveries.
On top of this, Sainsbury's has also underlined that around 2,000 of these staff members will be kept on a permanent basis once the festive period draws to a close.
Gwyn Burr, customer service chief at the supermarket chain, commented: "The work is fast-paced, varied and rewarding. There are many opportunities on offer and the potential to learn a whole set of new skills."
People can apply for the roles from today, with the temporary staff members beginning their work in November.
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