An Italian supermarket chain is offering customers who spend more than 30 euros ($39) a shot at a lottery with an unusual payoff: jobs.
“Our competition is open to everyone, of any age or social class,” said Alessandra Aloisi, human resources manager at Gruppo BSE, which controls three One Price supermarkets in the Rome area. “Some participants are even asking if they can pass the prize, that is the job, on to a relative or friend.”
The chain is awarding part-time, temporary shop-assistant positions to winners of the lottery. Anyone spending more than 30 euros at one of their stores can enter the drawing.
Italy’s economy is mired in its fourth recession since 2001 and a double-digit jobless rate.