Athlone Argos to take on 20 extra staff for Christmas

Argos has announced at least 20 part-time jobs will be created in its Athlone branch for Christmas as part of a nationwide drive to employ additional seasonal staff.

The company is looking for 670 helpers to work in its 40 stores across the Republic of Ireland to support its existing store colleagues during its busiest time of the year.

The part-time positions are for up to three months with opportunities to extend to four months, and potentially even a permanent employment contract if vacancies are available in stores.

“We’ll start looking in October, and we’ll probably take on 20,” said a spokesperson for the Golden Island store.

“Along with flexible working hours and training, new recruits will benefit from a competitive rate of pay plus an immediate 10 per cent staff discount at Argos and 20 per cent discount at sister company, Homebase,” said Andy McClelland, national operations manager.

“Christmas is our busiest period of the year so we always need extra help in our stores to ensure we can deliver great service to the hundreds of thousands of customers who shop with us at this time. Argos is a fast-paced, exciting, and interesting place to be during the festive season so we are looking for passionate and enthusiastic staff to join our teams.”

Recruitment advertisements are out now. Full details and application forms are available in Argos stores and on

Argos is Ireland’s leading general merchandise retailer and sells general merchandise and products for the home from 40 stores in the Republic of Ireland and over 700 stores in the UK.

In the financial year to February 2012, Argos sales were £3.9 billion and it employed some 31,000 people across the business.

Argos opened its first stores in the Republic in January 1996 in Limerick, Nutgrove, and Dublin; there is now an Argos catalogue in approximately three quarters of all Irish homes. Argos is already one of the largest retail employers in the country with around 1,500 employees.

In 2005, Argos launched its Irish website,,which now has over 20,000 products online.

Argos is part of Home Retail Group, the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer.



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