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Merry Hill To Create 300 Christmas Retail Jobs In Dudley

23 Oct 2015

Merry Hill To Create 300 Christmas Retail Jobs In Dudley

Intu Merry Hill, the West Midlands’ shopping centre, is looking to fill 300 retail jobs in Dudley for the Christmas 2015 holidays.

Next will have the most Christmas jobs up for grabs, with over 70 temporary positions to be advertised at the clothes retailer’s store in Merry Hill. Other retailers with holiday jobs on offer at Merry Hill include Argos, Currys PC World, H. Samuels, Primark, Paperchase and T. H. Baker.

Merry Hill is also hiring into its own ranks this Christmas, with seven temporary jobs to be filled, along with a further five permanent roles. One of the temporary jobs which still needs to be filled is for a Santa Claus at Merry Hill’s Christmas Grotto. Managers say that a real beard would be an advantage in an application, but stress that it’s not a requirement

The other 11 positions at Intu Merry Hill include a mix of temporary and permanent roles as cleaners and attendants around the shopping centre.

Rob Pickersgill, the marketing manager at Merry Hill, explained why both they and their retailers needed so many extra temporary staff at the shopping centre this year, saying: “Christmas is our busiest time and we recruit extra staff to ensure we continue to deliver a seamless customer service and high standards that shoppers expect from one of the country’s leading centres.”

Ninder Johal, the President of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, highlighted that these Christmas jobs in Dudley would be a great way for students to get some work experience to help them when it comes to applying for permanent work after college or university:

“In line with the economic prosperity that we have in the UK and the Black Country, which is the second highest performing Local Enterprise Partnership area, this is another example of retail, which was previously another struggling sector, picking up. One of the problems future employers experience with new graduates, students and young people is that they don't have the requisite work experience. But this is a great way for people to address that,” said Mr Johal.

You can find out more about the Christmas jobs on offer at Merry Hill this year by visiting this page of their website. And, you can find a sackful of other holiday jobs in Dudley, the West Midlands and every corner of the UK by checking what’s available today on our own page of UK Christmas Vacancies.

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