Wolves at Work has brought festive cheer to City of Wolverhampton residents by helping them land seasonal retail jobs.

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The latest recruits have been snapped up by Sainsbury's to work in its city centre St Mark's store.

More than 40 residents have been helped by the employment programme - which is run in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions, Job Change and City of Wolverhampton College - to gain employment in the retail sector.

Other retailers in the city that have taken on seasonal staff through Wolves at Work include Marks and Spencer, Debenhams, Iceland, Poundworld and JD Sports.

City of Wolverhampton Council, Cabinet Member for City Economy, Councillor John Reynolds, said: "The Wolves at Work employer engagement team, building on the success of recruitment for the new city Debenhams store, have 36 local retailers pledged to recruit locally.

"Confidence in the retail sector in the City of Wolverhampton is attracting new employers and new stores are opening across the city."

Sainsbury's Learning and Development Manager, Lisa Smith, added: "I have been extremely busy with recruitment of temporary colleagues for the Christmas period.

"We have been actively recruiting a high number of colleagues from the local communities at both the Wolverhampton St Mark's and Wednesfield stores - and working alongside the Wolves at Work employer engagement team has been a big help with this."

Anyone interested in local jobs or employers needing recruitment support in Wolverhampton can register at Type=links;Linkid=9551;Title=Wolves WorkBox;Target=_blank;.

  • released: Wednesday 13 December, 2017