Argos recruits 10,000 for Christmas season
Argos is on the hunt for 10,000 new staff to help the high street retailer in the upcoming Christmas rush.
Customer advisers and stock assistants are among the jobs being offered at the retailer’s 840 stores to help with an expected surge in demand. The temporary employees will be offered at least 10 hours a week minimum and there is potential for some roles to become permanent at the end of the festive season.
Steve Carson, director of retail and customer operations at Argos, said: “The Christmas period is naturally an extremely busy and exciting time of year for Argos.
Job creation is one of the most important contributions we make to the communities in which we serve and we are committed to maintaining the friendly, personal service we are known for, whether customers are shopping in-store or buying online for home delivery.”
Argos, which was recently acquired by Sainsbury's, reported a 2.3% increase in like-for-like sales for its second quarter to 27th August. Argos' online delivery business and newly-designed digital stores will increase the retailers competitive stance, taking on rivals such as Amazon this Christmas.