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Superdrug announces 1,000 seasonal jobs and urges Wilko ex-staff to apply

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Superdrug is searching for an additional 1,000 Sales Assistants for the holiday season.

The hiring drive would help heighten foot traffic during Black Friday and Christmas. 

The retailer said the new positions would help it to deliver market-leading customer service at these peak periods.

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Superdrug said it would transition qualified temporary team members into permanent roles when possible.

Amy Davies, Superdrug's People Director said: “We are looking for people with an eagerness to learn and a love for customer service and in return, are delighted to offer one of the best employment packages and training programmes in retail.

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“With the sad loss of Wilkos, we know that it’s a challenging time for many of our retail colleagues and we encourage them to apply to work with us. 

“They will be joining a fun, passionate and supportive culture, where individuality is celebrated, and everyone is equally committed to making things happen together.”

Wilko, a 93-year-old discount retailer, recently closed its remaining high-street stores.

It resulted in the layoffs of nearly all of its 12,500 employees.

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