Pandora Wrexham shopping centre on Christmas recruitment drive
Published: Friday 18 November, 2016
Pandora, Next, and Debenhams are among the retailers on a Christmas recruitment drive at a Wrexham shopping centre.
Stores at Eagles Meadow are taking on more than 70 extra staff to cope with the seasonal rush with some roles still available.
The largest recruiters are Debenhams and Marks & Spencer who between them are taking on at least 55 temporary staff, which is an increase on last year for both stores as confidence in a great seasonal period runs high.
Another 16 staff are heading for the sales floors at Next and Pandora jewellers.
Recruiting to fill around 30 vacancies at Debenhams is now well underway, according to store manager Torrey Winter.
She said: "The extra people we take on will be joining all our departments, with about half of them going to what we call back-of-house, which is the loading bay and the stock room.
"The other half will be working in the restaurant and also in our sales areas which include women's, women's lingerie and cosmetics on the ground floor and home, men's and children's on the first floor.
"The total of about 30 additional staff, the majority of whom are on temporary contracts, will stay with us in the run-up to Christmas and through until January.
"This is certainly more than we took on last year and reflects the very successful time we're having.
At Marks & Spencer clothing manager Ceri Roberts said they've been recruiting to fill around 25 temporary vacancies.