Christmas jobs at Poundland

POUNDLAND has announced it will be recruiting over 2,000 temporary colleagues to bolster its workforce during the busy Christmas period, including at its store in Wisbech town centre.

The discount retailer has over 400 stores across the UK and will be recruiting for roles in most of its stores. There will also be further jobs available at the ten temporary Christmas stores that are due to open over the next two months.

Jim McCarthy, CEO at Poundland, says: “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.

“We’re looking for enthusiastic, hard-working people, who enjoy interacting with customers to give the best service possible.

“Last year approximately 30 per cent of our temporary colleagues secured permanent roles in the business following the Christmas period.”

Most stores will start taking on temporary colleagues from 1 October. To apply, people are required to go into their local stores to collect an application form. Alternatively, all roles will be advertised with local Job Centre Plus sites.