Argos seeks 10,000 seasonal workers in run-up to Christmas

High street retailer Argos is aiming to recruit around 10,000 seasonal workers for the peak Christmas shopping season.

Argos seeks 10,000 seasonal workers in run-up to Christmas

The chain said roles are available across all its stores in the UK, including more than 30 of Argos’ new digital stores, which combine online shopping with a physical store. Initial contracts will be for around three months, with the potential for some roles to become permanent at the end of the season.

Argos HR director Sonia Astill said: “As we approach our busiest shopping period of the year, we need the extra support in our stores. We are looking for people who are customer focused, energetic and enthusiastic to join our teams to ensure we continue to deliver brilliant customer service.

“Argos has been a traditional part of the UK Christmas for 40 years. Our ability to deliver a choice of 43,000 products for the whole family within easy reach is why millions of people visit our stores over the festive period.”

For the third consecutive year, Argos is continuing its partnership with TUI UK, parent company of Thomson and First Choice, which offers the travel company’s summer seasonal workers the chance to apply for roles in their local Argos store for the winter season.

Argos says it serves more than 123 million customers throughout its 734 stores every year, with 95% of the population living less than 10 miles from an Argos store. In the financial year to February 2014, Argos sales were £4.1 billion and it employed some 29,000 people across the business. Argos is part of Home Retail Group.

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