Fifteen to twenty jobs are up for grabs at Longford town’s Argos store as the British retail giant prepares for its busy festive season spend. The company which employs 31 permanent staff at its Longford store is currently seeking over 800 temporary employees to staff its Republic of Ireland facilities from November 2011 to January 2012.
Along with flexible working hours, training and competitive pay, new recruits will also be entitled to an immediate 10 per cent staff discount which will, no doubt, help to ease the pinch on Christmas spend. “Argos is a fun, interesting and busy place to be in over Christmas so we are excited about finding passionate and enthusiastic staff that can join the team,” a spokesperson for Argos explained. “With thousands of customers passing through our doors over the period, the new recruits will really help us deliver great customer service this Christmas. We anticipate that we will need at least 15 to 20 people in each store, however this may increase or decrease depending on the requirements of each individual store.”
Recruitment ads are currently running with all the details supplied and application forms are available to download from www.argoscareers.com/christmas or in all local stores accross the country.
Last year over 14,000 people applied for the 700 or so seasonal jobs that became available at Argos and this year with 800 jobs up for grabs, the company expects that there will be a noted increase in applications from the same period last year.
For the next five months, in an effort to mark Argos’s 15 years in business in Ireland, the company is providing its Irish customers with an opportunity to win €1,500 of Argos vouchers in store. To enter log onto www.argos.ie/15years and to locate the nearest local store log onto www.argos.ie.
The current unemployment rate stands at 14.3 per cent in Ireland with Longford regarded as one of the largest unemployment blackspots in the country per head of population. Argos estimates that 70 percent of the coutry’s population lives less than 30 minutes from any one of the 41 Argos stores, nationwide.