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Argos is looking for 12,000 helpers to work in its stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland in the run up to Christmas to support its existing 25,000 store colleagues.
Argos is hoping the announcement will be welcome news in what continues to be a challenging jobseeker's market.
Along with flexible working hours and training, new recruits will benefit from a competitive rate of pay plus an immediate 10 per cent staff discount at Argos and 20 per cent discount at sister company, Homebase.
The 12,000 vacancies are broken down across the UK and Republic of Ireland as follows:
|Country||Number of jobs|
|Republic of Ireland||670|
With 95 per cent of the population living within ten miles of one of Argos' 739 stores, the new roles are accessible nationwide.
John Walden, Managing Director of Argos, said: "Christmas is our busiest period of the year so we always need extra help in our stores to ensure we can deliver great service to the millions of customers who shop with us at this time. Argos is a fast paced, exciting and interesting place to be during the festive season so we are looking for passionate and enthusiastic staff to join our teams."
The roles are for up to three months with opportunities to extend to four months and potentially even a permanent employment contract if vacancies are available in stores.
As part of its recruitment drive, Argos is continuing its successful partnership with TUI UK, parent company of Thomson and First Choice. For the second year running, it is inviting summer seasonal workers with the travel company to apply for roles at Argos for the winter season.
Recruitment advertisements are out now. Full details and application forms are available in Argos stores and on www.argoscareers.com/christmas.
For more information, please contact the Argos Press Office on 0845 120 4365 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Argos is the UK's leading multi-channel retailer, offering more than 33,000 products from around 740 stores throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland, online at www.argos.co.uk, over the telephone and uniquely, through Argos TV. Argos continues to be the UK's largest high street retailer online with over 430 million website visits annually. Argos serves around 130 million customers a year through its store network. In the financial year to February 2012, Argos sales were £3.9 billion and it employed some 31,000 people across the business.
Argos is part of Home Retail Group, the UK's leading home and general merchandise retailer.
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