Poundland outlines festive plans including extra support for staff

Poundland outlines festive plans including extra support for staff

Poundland has set out details of Christmas plans – including recruiting temporary colleagues, the days when it will be closed and extra support for its 18,000 people in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

The discount retailer confirmed it planned to take on around 1,200 seasonal colleagues to work in stores across the UK and Ireland in the run up to this Christmas.

The temporary shop floor roles will end on Christmas Eve, though some colleagues may be taken on permanently where roles are available.

Simon Wells, Poundland & Dealz’ people director said: “The extra recruits will help us make sure that our stores are great places to work and shop at the busiest time of year.”

In addition to Christmas Day, Poundland confirmed it had told its colleagues back in September that for the third year in a row all its stores will be closed on St Stephen’s Day and New Year’s Day to give colleagues a well-deserved break.

Customers can check their local store opening times over the Christmas period on the Poundland website at https://www.poundland.co.uk/store-finder/.

As a thank-you to all 18,000 members of the Poundland and Dealz team for all their hard work, they will each receive a €30 voucher in the Republic of Ireland to spend in store between December and January and that their regular colleague discount will double from 10 per cent to 20 per cent during November.

“We really appreciate how hard colleagues work during the year and are closing the stores on the extra days over Christmas and New Year, so they enjoy a well-deserved break with friends and family,” added Simon.

“The vouchers and extra discounts are our way of saying thank-you and we know they’ll be appreciated.”