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PMP on major recruitment drive for 18,000 retail warehouse workers

With less than 70 shopping days until Christmas and Black Fridaypredicted to be the busiest ever for the UK, with an expected 1bn in online sales, retailers are on a huge recruitment drive for temporary workers over the festive season.

PMP Recruitment is part of Cordant Recruitment, the second largest privately owned recruitment company in the UK, and is responsible for supplying tens of thousands of  flexible workers to 320 managed retail locations up and down the country.

The recruitment company is urgently seeking thousands of pickers and packers nationwide, particularly in Scotland (3,000) and the Midlands (5,600)  to parcel up items and gifts in  retail warehouse and distribution sites across the UK. 

Salaries start at &pound6.70 per hour and go up to &pound10.49 per hour depending on length of service and shift patterns with many locations paying bonuses of up to &pound50 per shift during critical periods such as Black Friday weekend, on 27 November. Day or night shifts are on offer and 10% of these temporary position are expected to turn permanent after Christmas. 

"This is the busiest year so far in terms of demand for workers over the festive season," said  Derek Skelton, Managing Director of PMP Recruitment. "Reports show that retailers are expecting another bumper Christmas with record breaking sales and we are working with our clients across the UK, supplying them with the hands they need to ensure that consumers get their gifts on time.

"Flexible working is great for people of all ages and circumstances for example, someone seeking a second job to cover the cost of Christmas, a parent looking for work to fit around family commitments, or a student using the money to financially support their studies. We are always looking for people to place in a variety of roles and in particular pickers and packers currently, so do contact us on 02475 090 040 or via the website www.pmprecruitment.co.ukif you are seeking work." 

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