Argos seeks 800 staff to join the festive fun this Christmas

Argos has launched its annual Christmas recruitment campaign and will be seeking 800 festive helpers to work in its stores across the country this festive season.

Argos has launched its annual Christmas recruitment campaign and will be seeking 800 festive helpers to work in its stores across the country this festive season.

With the unemployment rate currently at 14.3% in Ireland, the announcement is welcome news in a struggling job market. With 70% of the population living less than thirty minutes from one of the 41 Argos stores, the new roles will be accessible nationwide.

Along with flexible working hours, training and competitive pay, new recruits will get an immediate 10% staff discount, helping to ease the pinch on their own shopping costs. With 19,000 products available at Argos this Christmas they won’t need to shop anywhere else.

Terry Duddy, Argos Managing Director says: “Argos is a fun, interesting and busy place to be over Christmas so we are excited about finding passionate and enthusiastic staff that can join the team. With thousands of customers passing through our doors over the period, the new recruits will really help us deliver great customer service this Christmas.”

Recruitment ads are out now with all the details and application forms are available to download from www.argoscareers.com/christmas or in all local stores in Ireland. To find your nearest store visit www.argos.ie

Many temporary seasonal staff enjoy the Argos Christmas spirit so much that they don’t want to leave and go on to go on to secure permanent roles at the retailer. Mark Noonan, is just one example of a senior colleague that started his Argos career as a temporary Christmas employee. Mark says: “The atmosphere in store over the Christmas period is fantastic and there is a real team spirit amongst the staff. It’s nice to know that you are helping customers make their Christmas a good one.”

To celebrate 15 years in business in Ireland, every month from August 2011 through to January 2012, Argos is giving Irish consumers the opportunity to win €1,500 of Argos vouchers to spend on whatever they wish. To enter all you have to do is go online to www.argos.ie/15years