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Dixons Carphone to create 220 Seasonal Jobs

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Dixons Carphone to create 220 Seasonal Jobs

Monday, November 02, 2015 

Dixons Carphone to create 220 Seasonal Jobs

Technology retail chain Dixons Carphone is to create 220 seasonal jobs ahead of the busy Christmas sales season. 

The new part-time jobs will be based across the company's 125 stores nationwide – including Carphone Warehouse and Curry’s PC World.

Recruitment will be for:

  • Retail staff
  • Sales Staff
  • Customer support
  • Commercial positions at head office

Recruitment has begun and the company hope to have all positions filled within the next month.

For full information on career opportunities with Dixons Carphone click here

Under the Dixons Carphone Group there are 98 Carphone Warehouse stores and 27 Currys PC World stores across the country.

Announcing the new positions Mark Slater, managing-director of Dixons Carphone, said that the company is looking for talented, energetic and tech-savvy people to work across all parts of the business.

"Christmas, both pre-and post, is the busiest time of the year and we're pleased to report that Christmas shopping has already started here in Ireland. Our seasonal staff each year are key to managing this busy period and delivering for our customers," he said.

See what other companies are hiring for seasonal vacancies here.  


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