MILTON KEYNES, UK, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Leading digital retailer Argos is looking for over 9,000 seasonal workers to help make Christmas happen for the millions of customers who will shop with Argos this Christmas.
Around 8,000 customer helpers are being sought to support over 800 Argos stores to meet customer demand for toys, video games, technology and other popular Christmas gifts this festive season.
1,000 drivers with great customer service skills are required to support Argos’ store to customer door distribution service during the peak shopping season, which it expects to be highly popular with customers looking for the certainty of same-day delivery.
Initial contracts for all vacancies are around three 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 12 hours per week (minimum of six hours per week for weekend staff).
Roles are available at stores across the UK, including more than 100 digital Argos stores, which combine the benefits of online shopping inside a physical store.
Steve Carson, Director of Retail and Customer Operations, Argos said: “Christmas is the busiest and most exciting time to be in retail and our ability to offer more than 20,000 products for the whole family within easy reach is why millions of people shop with us over the festive season.
“To make sure we offer customers the best possible service, we need extra support in our stores and we’re looking for people who are customer focused, energetic and enthusiastic. As we gear up to make getting hold of Christmas gifts as easy as possible, for the first time we are also seeking drivers to join our store teams and support local deliveries to customers.
“People are at the heart of our business and we are committed to maintaining the friendly, personal service we are known for, whether customers are shopping online or in-store. We can offer fantastic, flexible training that will also benefit people for the long term.”
Argos serves more than 121 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.
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New team members will receive competitive rates of pay and immediate benefits of 10 per cent staff discount at Argos and 20 per cent discount at sister company Homebase. 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.
For the fourth consecutive year, Argos will be continuing its successful partnership with TUI UK, parent company of Thomson and First Choice, under which summer seasonal workers with the travel company can apply for roles in their local Argos store for the winter season.
Interested candidates can apply for all roles at www.argosxmasjobs.co.uk.
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Argos is a leading UK digital retailer, offering around 50,000 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 121m customer transactions a year through its stores and over 900 million website and app visits in the 12 months to February 2015. Customers can take advantage of Argos’ convenient Check & Reserve service available through its network of 788 stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland.
In the financial year to February 2015, Argos sales were £4.1 billion and it employed some 29,000 people across the business.
Argos is part of Home Retail Group, the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer.
SOURCE: Home Retail Group
Digital retailer Argos to hire over 9,000 seasonal workers this Christmas