Christmas has come early for hundreds of North East jobseekers, courtesy of Argos.
The store chain is looking around 338 seasonal workers across the region as it gears up for the busiest time of the year.
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.Suzanne Marshall
Additional customer helpers are being sought to support Argos’ 222 northern stores in the North, as well, as 36 drivers to support the firm’s store-to-customer-door distribution service during the peak shopping season.
Argos is predicting heavy demand for the service, 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).
Suzanne Marshall, Regional Manager for Argos’ North East division, 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.
New team members will also receive 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.
Anyone interested can apply for all roles at www.argosxmasjobs.co.uk