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# Christmas Jobswatch
Argos creating 800 Irish jobs to cater for Christmas rush
The British-owned chain store is hiring seasonal staff at 41 shops around the country as it prepares for the holiday sales rush.

ARGOS HAS ANNOUNCED it is to create 800 temporary jobs in Ireland, beginning next month, as it hires staff to cater for the Christmas shopping rush.

The jobs will be created at each of the company’s 41 stores in the Republic, and forms part of the chain’s overall recruitment drive for 12,000 new staff across its operations in the UK and Ireland.

The company says some of its previous seasonal employees have gone onto secure permanent jobs at the retailer.

Argos managing director Terry Duddy said the company was a “fun, interesting and busy place to be over Christmas” and that the company was keen to find “passionate and enthusiastic staff” to join its ranks.

Application forms for the jobs can be collected at Argos stores, or from the Argos Careers website.

Argos’ owner Home Retail Group, which also owns the Homebase DIY chain, turned a profit of €300m last year – though that was a 10 per cent drop on 2009.

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