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Full of festive cheer: Poundland to take on 2,000 extra staff for Christmas Monday, 24th September 2012
Photo credit: Poundland Ltd
Poundland is set to hire an additional 2,000 seasonal workers over the peak Christmas period, with plans to open ten temporary stores in the run up to 25 December.
“Christmas is a really busy time for Poundland and we’re thrilled, especially when employment figures are so low, that we can offer even more people a job over the festive period,” said chief executive Jim McCarthy in a report by the Grocer.
The fixed-price retailer will begin the hiring process across its store network on 1 October.
The recruitment drive could also offer long-term employment for many of the seasonal workers, with McCarthy claiming almost a third of those given temporary jobs for Christmas 2011 went on to work permanently for the retailer.