Christmas brings jobs cheers to stores
MORE than 100 jobs have been created in Lincolnshire in the run up to Christmas.
National catalogue shopping chain Argos has announced 125 seasonal vacancies across its Lincolnshire stores.
The company is looking to recruit customer advisers and delivery assistants on three month contracts.
The roles will be spread across stores in Lincoln, Boston, Louth, Skegness and Gainsborough.
Some of the roles could also become permanent at the end of the original contracts.
John Walden, managing director of Argos, said: "As we approach our busiest shopping period of the year, we need the extra support in our stores from enthusiastic colleagues to ensure that we continue to deliver brilliant customer service to the millions that shop with us at this time of year.
"We are looking for people who are customer focussed, passionate and enthusiastic to join our teams.
"Argos has been a traditional part of the UK Christmas for forty years.
"Our ability to deliver a choice of 29,000 products for the whole family within easy reach is why millions of people visit our stores over the festive period."
Successful candidates will receive in-house training, 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 customer advisor roles will involve helping customers on the shop floor and supporting on the tills while delivery assistants will work in store stock rooms.
Simon Beardsley, chief executive at the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "It is encouraging to hear that jobs are coming to Lincolnshire, thanks to Argos creating 125 new positions over the Christmas period.
"The Christmas rush always brings more shoppers to the high-street, and it is good that a national organisation such as Argo is forecasting a busy festive season in Lincolnshire.
"Although we are always campaigning for more full time positions in Lincolnshire, part-time roles do offer valuable experience to job seekers.
"And, in some cases they offer a stepping stone to permanent positions."
Full details and application forms are now available from any Argos store and on www.argoscareers.com/christmas