Up to 28,000 temporary workers to be hired each week in the run-up to Christmas


Up to 28,000 temporary workers will be hired per week between now and Christmas, as the major retailers gear up for the seasonal shopping rush, a new market report published by a major multi-brand recruitment organisation has revealed.

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According to the The Cordant Group’s research, most companies turn to temporary workers to help meet an anticipated demand on the high street and in online shopping this season. For this reason, there’s an increased demand for industrial workers (warehouse operatives, packers and drivers ) and back-office personnel (including call centre operators).

In fact, as far as the latest category is concerned, the report reveals that recruiters are starting to get more requests from UK companies regarding the employment of multi-lingual call centre operators as they see a rise in online sales from overseas customers.

Phillip Ullmann, CEO of The Cordant Group, said, ” As we see signs of the economy picking up and statistics predicting strong consumer spending this Christmas, we expect companies within retail and the retail supply chain to need an even higher number of temporary workers compared to last year, between now and the New Year.

“Temporary workers are an invaluable asset to our workforce. Both companies and employees enjoy the benefit of flexible working, which can help in busy times such as Christmas, as well as provide workers with a possible stepping stone into a permanent role.

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