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Aldi looks to onboard redundant Arcadia and Debenhams staff

The recruitment callout follows news that 2,500 employees now face redundancy following Asos’s £265m acquisition of Topshop, Topman and Miss Selfridge from Arcadia

Aldi is calling for those affected by the fall of the Arcadia and Debenhams retail empires to apply for a position in its store as it aims to create 4,000 jobs across Britain this year.

The discount supermarket, which has over 900 UK sites said that it would very much “welcome applications” from those recently employed by Arcadia and Debenhams.

The recruitment callout follows news that 2,500 employees now face redundancy following Asos’s £265m acquisition of Topshop, Topman and Miss Selfridge from Arcadia. 

Just last week rival online retailer Boohoo snapped up Debenhams in a £55m deal which will also see 12,000 jobs lost. 

Aldi, which recently increased its minimum wage to £9.55,  said it hopes to “offer long-term retail roles” to thousands of people who have lost their jobs as a result of the two high street giants who have recently collapsed.

Kelly Stokes, recruitment director at Aldi UK, said: “We are currently opening an average of one new store a week as we continue to try to meet the huge demand for amazing quality food at unbeatable prices that shoppers can only get at Aldi.

“That means finding around 4,000 new Aldi colleagues this year and, if we can do that while also helping those who have recently lost out due to closures elsewhere, we will do.”

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