Throughout this immensely challenging time our priority has been to protect jobs and preserve the financial stability of the group in the hope that we could ride out the pandemic and come out fighting on the other side.
British high streets are in for a world of pain as the latest retail deals are primed to take well-known fashion names exclusively online, casting hundreds of stores by the wayside and leaving tens of thousands of jobs in the lurch.
An Asos-Arcadia sale could drive massive job losses should the online merchant be successful in its pursuit. At the time of its November administration, the fashion empire helmed by Sir Philip Green operated about 444 stores, employed roughly 13,000 and has since announced plans to close 31 stores and terminate 700 jobs.
The future is uncertain for so many of these Topshop staffers with jobs scarcely available in the current climate. The Topshop alumni Facebook community has been a welcome support offering a safe space to share advice, solidarity and opportunities. For those members who are newly unemployed, all they can do is hope and wait.
The Toy Shop has openings for jobs from 9 October 2017 until 30 December 2017. Standard crew contracts are 20 hours and 10 hours a week with more hours in the build up to December. Night shift crew will be on a 37.5 hour contract. Apply here.
"In recent years some employers have struggled to find enough candidates to fill these temporary positions, and with many jobseekers starting their search in early August it may be worth advertising these roles in summer."
Sir Philip Green's retail empire is facing collapse within days, putting 13,000 jobs at risk and bringing the curtain down on the high street career of one of Britain's most controversial businessmen.
Depending upon the outcome of an insolvency process, a substantial proportion of those jobs will be jeopardised.Earlier this month, Sky News revealed that Arcadia had approached a number of lenders about borrowing £30m to stave off collapse, while The Sunday Times reported that the company's directors were intensifying preparations for the appointment of administrators.
The parent company of Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Jaeger and Peacocks has also appointed administrators, putting thousands of jobs at risk.Like its rivals, Arcadia's brands have been hit by shifting habits among shoppers and growing consumer caution, with the COVID-19 crisis. 2b1af7f3a8