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Argos' 24,000 Christmas job boost - biggest ever Christmas campaign for Argos' busiest season | 4 October 04

Argos, the UK’s leading multi-channel retailer, has kicked off its biggest ever Christmas campaign to help recruit a mammoth 24,000 temporary staff.

Approximately 20,000 of these will be retail staff to work in Argos’ 570 stores throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland and 4,000 will be warehouse operatives and LGV drivers throughout its distribution network.

Sara Weller, managing director for Argos, said that this marked a 10 per cent increase in temporary staff last year: “It’s absolutely key that we have enough staff to help with the increase in demand we generally see during the festive season. We’re committed to constantly improving our service to customers and that is why temporary staff are so vital at this time.”

Over 16,000 retail jobs will be available in stores throughout England, 1,400 in both Wales and Scotland, 800 in the Republic of Ireland and over 400 in Northern Ireland.

The campaign, which has the slogan ‘Looking for the best position this Christmas?’, features a fairy on top of a Christmas tree – an image which is carried through into Argos’ recruitment web site, www.argoscareers.com/christmas (this is a separate website and will open a new window). Potential employees can download an application form to hand in to their local store, or email a page link to a friend.

Over 10,000 registered users of the recruitment website have already received a link to this site and 4,000 postcards have been mailed out to selected temporary staff who joined Argos for Christmas last year.

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