1,700 apply for 300 jobs at new York store

Darlington and Stockton Times: EMBARGOED REG SHORT: 1,700 apply for 300 jobs EMBARGOED REG SHORT: 1,700 apply for 300 jobs

A RETAIL chain has revealed an overwhelming response to a recruitment drive for its latest store.

More than 1,700 people applied for work at the new John Lewis shop in York, where a total of 300 jobs are available.

The response was the equivalent of six applicants for every one position available at the store, the 41st in the chain, which is due to open on the city’s new Vangarde Shopping Park development in the spring.

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8:07am Fri 17 Jan 14

cromwell1599 says...

I would have thought that in this day and age a ratio of less than six to one was pretty good, it gives you a reasonable chance, sometimes you hear of dozens or even hundreds applying for a handful of jobs.
I would have thought that in this day and age a ratio of less than six to one was pretty good, it gives you a reasonable chance, sometimes you hear of dozens or even hundreds applying for a handful of jobs. cromwell1599

10:21am Fri 17 Jan 14

David Lacey says...

In my experience 50% of those shortlisted won't turn up for interview.
In my experience 50% of those shortlisted won't turn up for interview. David Lacey

1:21pm Fri 17 Jan 14

sineater says...

That's right David always think the best of people.
That's right David always think the best of people. sineater

4:45pm Fri 17 Jan 14

David Lacey says...

That estimate was based upon the 30 years experience of my daughter who is a retail manager in a major chain of stores. But you wouldn't know, would you?
That estimate was based upon the 30 years experience of my daughter who is a retail manager in a major chain of stores. But you wouldn't know, would you? David Lacey

9:12pm Fri 17 Jan 14

maur1 says...

a lot will been made to apply from job centre but they wont want a job so wont turn up
a lot will been made to apply from job centre but they wont want a job so wont turn up maur1

11:11pm Sat 18 Jan 14

darloboss says...

there you go cant win either way
if no one applied everyones a lazy scrounger
lots of people apply its a fix all been put up to it
for forcks sake lacey pi$$off
there you go cant win either way if no one applied everyones a lazy scrounger lots of people apply its a fix all been put up to it for forcks sake lacey pi$$off darloboss

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