Of John Lewis The partnership has announced that it will recruit more than 7,000 temporary characters across the country this Christmas.
Employee-owned business behind John Lewis and. Waitress He said it would be 2,000 more than last year.
The growing recruitment drive is aimed at meeting the growing demand during the festival.
Available roles will be spread across its supermarkets, department stores and fulfillment centers, including delivery drivers for its online grocery division.
The owners have also revealed that they will hire 550 permanent full-time drivers and warehouse workers at distribution centers and waitros.com and John Lewis.com customer delivery sites.
The company added that new staff – or partners – and temporary workers will be offered free meals to “make sure we attract our help”.
Nicky Humphrey, director of people at the John Lewis Partnership, said: “We know that as the first Christmas after the lockdown, consumers will want to make it really special and we’re doing everything we can to make them happy. To play an important role.
“We are looking for people who can provide exceptional service to help customers get the things they need to celebrate. We look forward to welcoming people from all over the country to our team.
The company will also launch Christmas stores in stores with 100 new Christmas products from October, and will use a new 300,000-square-foot center in Borden, Leicestershire, to support demand ahead of Black Friday.