LONDON -- Asda, Wal-Mart Stores' British division, said last week it planned to create 2,250 shop-floor jobs, just a week after announcing 1,400 layoffs. mer service. As reported, Asda axed 1% of its 140,000-member workforce. Many of the positions were managerial. Last week's statement said each of Asda's 279 U.K. stores would recruit about eight new staffers.

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