Retail giants seeking extra staff for Christmas: Up to 1.15 million new jobs nationwide

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MAJOR high-street retailers are already advertisings for extra Christmas staff more than a month away from the ‘big day’ – and, in fact, it’s a time of year when around 1.15 million new job contracts are signed, according to recruitment agency Adecco.

Online shopping giant Amazon, which has logistics, business support and delivery centres in Madrid and Barcelona, along with national department store El Corte Inglés, and low-cost supermarket Alcampo are among those who need additional employees to cover the period from late November through to when stocks run out after the January sales.

Although all retailers are now, by law, allowed to hold sales whenever they wish, the majority stick to tradition and hold theirs in the summer and after Christmas, with more and more – even local family-run outlets – opting to join in with ‘Black Friday’ at the end of November.