Gateshead’s Metrocentre announces employment drive ahead of festive period

The Gateshead shopping centre is always busy during the festive period

The Metrocentre is on a hiring spree The Metrocentre is on a hiring spree
The Metrocentre is on a hiring spree

The Metrocentre in Gateshead is currently on a hiring spree with an increased number of vacancies ahead of the festive period.

The shopping centre, which has over 300 stores, 60 places to eat and a range of leisure attractions, is always a hive of activity in the months preceding Christmas.

From gift-buyers to family and friends enjoying a festive day out, the centre becomes a hub of the North East before Christmastime.

It will come as good news for those in or wanting to join the retail world that the Metrocentre is now offering a wealth of opportunities.

It's been a testing 18 months for the retail industry with shop doors often closed in lockdowns and, despite 2,550 Tyne and Wear retail workers still collecting furlough pay in July, prospects are looking up.

Sharing a message on Twitter, the Metrocentre issued a call for job applications on Monday morning.

It read: "Looking for a job? Many of our stores and restaurants are recruiting for part time and temp staff for the upcoming period."

Indeed, at the time of writing, there are 36 open roles being advertised on the Metrocentre site - some of those hiring more than one person.

Some are more permanent roles and others are specifically for the festive period.

Below are the jobs being advertised as seasonal work.

Seasonal Temp Vacancies, Levis

Christmas Sale Associate, Typo

Seasonal Nightshift Delivery Staff, JD

Seasonal Part Time Sales, JD

Temp Christmas Night Shift Retail Assistant, Primark

Temp Christmas Retail Assistant, Primark

Temporary Seasonal Sales, Boux Avenue

Christmas Support, Rituals

You can find the full list of vacancies at the Gateshead Metrocentre here.

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