After doors close.

More than 1,500 former Masters employees have found new jobs within Woolworths, following the end of the hardware chain’s fire sale on Sunday.


About 1,650 Masters staff of the former workforce of 6,000, have accepted new roles at Woolworths supermarket chain, that equates to just under half the number of people who were offered alternative jobs, according to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald. An additional 600 workers have taken roles through Woolworths’ outplacement program instituted when the retail giant announced plans to cease trading.

Woolworths home improvement human resources director Gillian Davie told local media, workers who didn’t take up alternative employment offers were able to access redundancy payments, which included access to a job placement program.

“We are proud to say that every Masters store employee who wanted a job in Woolworths was given a job offer as per the commitment made by Brad Banducci at the time of the announcement of the home improvement exit,” Davie said.