UK electrical chain Dixons is offering Christmas jobs to hundreds of Comet staff who face redundancy because their firm is insolvent. Sebastian James, chief executive of Dixons Retail, said 500 Comet staff had already approached his firm.
“We have delayed our recruitment so that Comet colleagues who want to join our stores can get a chance to do so. We are hoping we will get as many as possible of the Comet colleagues to join us.”
James explained that the Comet staff were attractive to Dixons because they already know about its business – which includes Currys and PC World – its customers, and the products it sells.
However he said that Dixons would not be trying to buy any Comet stores from the administrators.