Argos looking to recruit 300 seasonal workers in the East Midlands for Christmas

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Around 300 seasonal workers will be recruited in the area by Argos in the run up to Christmas.

Argos is looking to take on 298 seasonal workers in the East Midlands as additional customer helpers.

The new recruits would support the 30 Argos stores in East Midlands including Northampton, Daventry and Kettering to meet customer demand for toys, video games, technology and other popular Christmas gifts this festive season.

In addition 30 drivers with great customer service skills are required in East Midlands 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 10 hours per week (minimum of six hours per week for weekend staff).

Sam Halford, regional manager for East Midlands at 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 customers throughout its network of stores every year, with 95 per cent of the population living less than 10 miles from an Argos store.

Interested candidates can apply for all roles at www.argosxmasjobs.co.uk.