Mammoth job creation at Dixons stores


Dixons has announced that it will create 2,200 store-based jobs this year, as competitor PowerHouse claims 300 jobs are under threat.

Speaking at Dixons Group’s interim results presentation, CEO John Clare said: "These new store-based positions will be created in our UK and international operations. Each new post underscores our determination to be number one in our market."

Meanwhile at PowerHouse, which was bought by New Zealand-based Pacific Retail Group in 2003, more than 300 jobs are under threat and this is said to represent 10 per cent of the company’s workforce.

CEO Peter Halkett said the job losses formed part of a restructuring process that began when the business was acquired.

Hemel Hempstead (UK)