Debenhams to recruit 6,500 seasonal workers
Roles will range from sales advisor positions to stock handling and gift advice.
The positions will be offered to around 30% of the seasonal staff who worked for Debenhams last year. The remaining 70% will be opened up to members of the public.
Debenhams chief executive Michael Sharp said: “These jobs are sure to be welcomed by local economies during the most financially challenging part of the year.
“Approximately a quarter of staff that work with us over the festive season will stay on in permanent roles, making this a crucial period in our employment calendar.”
Chris Grayling, minister for employment, added: “These roles offer invaluable retail experience for first-jobbers whilst giving those with families the flexible working hours they need.
“We are committed to injecting new life into the economy and this is a great example of how major players in the private sector are playing a key role in that.”
The total number of jobs on offer this Christmas is lower than last year when Debenhams recruited 9,000 temporary staff.
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