JOBS could be under threat at Wilko stores as the multi-million pound company announces a “restructure”.

The homewares and households goods changed is reported to have put 3,900 staff working as stock supervisors, till supervisors and assistant managers, into consultation, which could lead to redundancy.

The restructure would create around 1,000 new senior supervisor roles.

Wilko has branches in Haverfordwest and Pembroke Dock.

Antony Houghton, Wilko’s retail director, said independent studies had found a “legacy of retail structures” that “created complexity to manage which aren’t simple, fair or transparent for our team members”.

He said the company was “committed to the future growth of the business and reviewing how we stay relevant to our customers. We do this by making sure all retail operations are fit for the future in order to provide customers with the best possible service.”

“As a family-run business, we care greatly about team members and know that change is never easy. We are working with our recognised trade union the GMB, listening to team members and offering support at all levels. We are entering into a long period of consultation and wherever possible are aiming to redeploy team members into new roles and offering help and support to those seeking new opportunities.

“These changes do not affect our commitment to the growth of Wilko, online shopping and bolstering infrastructure for growth, including new stores, we will continue to deliver a more efficient consumer experience and respond to customer’s changing needs.”