Penneys encourages laid-off Carphone Warehouse workers to "get in touch" to apply for jobs 1 month ago

Penneys encourages laid-off Carphone Warehouse workers to "get in touch" to apply for jobs

The retailer has a number of positions available throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Penneys is encouraging laid-off Carphone Warehouse workers to "get in touch" to apply for vacant positions in its stores and head office.

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The fashion company took to the Primark LinkedIn account on Thursday to offer a message of support to former Carphone Warehouse employees who had been made redundant by the mass closures.

"We recognise the employees of Carphone Warehouse, Ireland are facing a challenging time following today’s sad news," Penneys said in a statement.

"We are here to support you and currently have vacancies in our Stores and Head Office. We encourage you to get in touch if you are looking for a new opportunity."

Dixons Carphone confirmed its decision to close all of its Irish stores on Wednesday, with 486 redundancies set to occur as a result.

Carphone Warehouse said its 69 standalone outlets and 12 outlets within a store will all close; however, the move will not impact Currys PC World, which is also owned by the Dixons Carphone group.

In a statement, the company said the closures are part of a "broader transformation" and were a "difficult but necessary decision".

In 2020, the group also announced the decision to close all standalone Carphone Warehouse stores in the United Kingdom.

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Penneys isn't the first retailer to make a move like this, earlier this week Harvey Norman also encouraged Carphone Warehouse employees to reach out at jobs@ie.harveynorman.com to apply to vacancies across their stores.