Selfridges give Manchester’s job market much needed boost with 100 new jobs

By Samantha Cordon

Manchester’s job seekers are getting a much needed boost by luxury department store Selfridges as they are recruiting 100 new staff members for its beauty hall scheduled to open 27 September.

One hundred contractors, of which 70% are from local firms, are currently working towards the transformation in time for the launch event at the end of the month.

Brian Floan, Chief Economist at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, said this is definitely good news, in light of the June to July claimant figures which show an increase of 482 job seekers claims in Greater Manchester.

Jane Sharrocks, General Manager of Selfridges Exchange, said: “We are working closely with local colleges and universities to attract the best students Manchester has to offer and encourage them to apply for new roles at the store.”

Selfridges seem to be focusing on opportunities for young people with a genuine passion for the beauty industry and career development rather than just filling vacancies. 

The store has excellent access to transport links, being situated near to Victoria Station and Shude Hill bus terminal which means that the development will be beneficial for many Greater Manchester job seekers.

‘Everyone is welcome’, one of Selfridges’ core values, is underpinning their recruitment drive, with Ms Sharrocks adding that no previous experience is essential.

 She said: “Future employees are expected to be confident, dynamic, and enthusiastic about creating an extraordinary shopping experience for customers.”

The September launch event promises some surprises, including a new exclusive tanning boutique confirmed as the only one of its kind in England so far.

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