Tesco axes up to 16 jobs at its Market Harborough Metro store

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Supermarket giant Tesco has slashed the workforce at its Metro store in Market Harborough.

The shocking blow to the town centre outlet comes as the under-pressure retailer, the UK’s biggest superstore chain, axes 4,500 jobs nationwide.

Up to 16 workers are understood to have lost their posts at Tesco’s shop on The Square in Harborough.

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The embattled company’s 153 Metro stores all over the country have been hardest hit as Tesco acts to “simplify and reduce processes and administrative tasks”.

A Tesco spokeswoman said: “We’re grateful to all our colleagues for their professionalism during a difficult time.

“We never take decisions which impact our colleagues lightly.”