Dixons joins Govt scheme targeting long-term jobless

Dixons is looking to recruit more than 1,000 long-term unemployed people as
part of a joint initiative with Jobcentreplus.

The scheme is part of the Government’s Ambition:Retail programme, which
helps unemployed people to start a new career in the retail sector.

The electrical retail group, which recently announced plans to recruit
10,000 new employees in the UK and Europe during the next five years, hopes the
initiative will help to fill 1,370 vacancies across the country and assist with
the screening process.

Dixons group HR director, David Longbottom, said the alliance with
Jobcentreplus would provide Dixons with better knowledge of local job markets
and improve advertising.

"Our aim with this process is to make sure we reach as many talented
people via jobcentres as we possibly can," he said.

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