Argos to hire over 10,000 seasonal workers for the busy holiday season

Argos to hire over 10,000 seasonal workers for the busy holiday season
Argos to hire over 10,000 seasonal workers for the busy holiday season

Milton Keynes, UK, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Leading digital high street retailer Argos is on the look-out for over 10,000 seasonal workers to help light up Christmas for the millions of customers who will shop with them this festive period.

Customer advisors and stock assistants are being sought to support over 840 Argos stores to meet customer demand for toys, home products, video games, technology, sports and other popular Christmas gifts.

The number includes Fast Track drivers who will need great customer service skills to support Argos’ store to customer door distribution service, which is highly popular with shoppers who appreciate the certainty of same-day delivery in convenient time slots.

Initial contracts for all vacancies are around three to four months, with the potential for some roles to become permanent at the end of the season, where vacancies exist. Recruits will be offered a minimum of 10 hours per week (minimum of six hours for weekend staff).

Roles are available at stores across the United Kingdom.

Steve Carson, Director of Retail and Customer Operations, at Argos said: “The Christmas period is naturally an extremely busy and exciting time of year for Argos and our ability to offer more than 60,000 products for the whole family is why millions of people shop with us over the festive season.

“Job creation is one of the most important contributions we make to the communities in which we serve and we are committed to maintaining the friendly, personal service we are known for, whether customers are shopping in-store or buying online for home delivery.

“The work is fast-paced, varied and rewarding with the potential to learn a whole set of new skills. Many in the past have gone on to develop their career with us and progress rather rapidly to run a team, department or even store, helping to drive sales and deliver great customer service.”

Argos serves around 120 million customer transactions throughout its store network every year, with 95 per cent of the population living less than 10 miles from an Argos store.

Vacancies are available nationwide:

Country:

England
8,436

Scotland
878

Wales
531

Northern Ireland
381

(Approximate number of vacancies)

New team members will receive competitive rates of pay and immediate benefits of 10 per cent staff discount at Argos from day one. The ‘My Benefits’ scheme gives all staff exclusive savings and local discounts both online and in a variety of other high street retailers.

Successful applicants can gain valuable and transferable skills via Argos’ Open Door training system. This enables them to work through retail training modules at work, on the move or from the comfort of their own home using their smartphone, tablet or PC.

Interested candidates can apply for all roles at www.argos.careers/xmas

Notes to Editors

About Argos

Argos is a leading UK digital retailer, offering around 60,000 products through www.argos.co.uk, its growing mobile channels, stores and over the telephone.

Argos continues to be the UK’s largest high street retailer online with around 120m customer transactions a year through its stores and over 975 million website and app visits in the 12 months to February 2016.  Customers can take advantage of Argos’ convenient Check & Reserve service available through its network of 842 stores and concessions across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

For more information or case studies, please contact:

Argos Press Office
0845 120 4365
email: media.relations@argos.co.uk
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Source: Argos

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