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Argos staffs up online and off ahead of crucial Christmas season

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Argos today said it was taking on more than 9,000 workers to staff its both stores and its online distribution network as it prepares for Christmas.

The multichannel retailer, ranked Elite in the IRUK500 research, is taking on more than 8,000 people in to work in more than 800 branches, including 100 digital format stores, in the run up to the festive season. Argos’ digital format stores are the new

For the first time the retailer is also taking on drivers, 1,000 in total, to deliver to home during the peak season. Argos expects strong demand for the “certainty of same-day delivery” over coming months in its nationwide operations.

Steve Carson, director of retail and customer operations, 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.”

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