Hundreds apply for just eight jobs at York furniture store

Hundreds apply for just eight jobs at York  furniture store

Hundreds apply for just eight jobs at York furniture store

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HUNDREDS of people have applied for just eight new jobs at a new York furniture store.

Yorkshire-based sofa retailer DFS will open a new 15,000 square foot showroom and store at Clifton Moor Retail Park next month, and has advertised for eight new members of staff. So far, 460 applications have been received.

Dale Goodwin, store manager, said: "We’re really looking forward to bringing a store to York, as a Yorkshire based company it’s even more exciting for us. It’s a good location and the new store will be a great addition to the local retail landscape."

The new store will be the 101st store for DFS estate and is one of five companies to take up residence at the Clifton Moor site, including Jysk, Oak Furniture Land and others.

Ian Dixon, DFS regional sales manager, said: "Our new store will be a true Yorkshire offering. We’re currently recruiting a great bunch of people from the local community and we’re all looking forward to getting the doors open in September. Many of the sofas seen in store will be made in our own factory in South Yorkshire by local craftspeople. We’re very proud to be able to keep manufacturing within the region."

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11:19am Fri 8 Aug 14

Big Bad Wolf says...

Must end Sunday......
Must end Sunday...... Big Bad Wolf
  • Score: 19

1:01pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Pedro says...

I'd go there just to see what it looked like when there wasn't a sale on.
I'd go there just to see what it looked like when there wasn't a sale on. Pedro
  • Score: 8

2:57pm Fri 8 Aug 14

mitch2nd says...

we dont even need this joke of a company in York its sells poor quality and rubbish furniture we wont be shopping there, we could have had more interesting stores open instead of this tat
we dont even need this joke of a company in York its sells poor quality and rubbish furniture we wont be shopping there, we could have had more interesting stores open instead of this tat mitch2nd
  • Score: 2

6:26pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Omega Point says...

Some people do not have the money to buy better and the interests free over 4 years works well for others, snob
Some people do not have the money to buy better and the interests free over 4 years works well for others, snob Omega Point
  • Score: 10

9:10pm Fri 8 Aug 14

malonemalone says...

why would anyone want to buy the absolute rubbish this company flogs........
why would anyone want to buy the absolute rubbish this company flogs........ malonemalone
  • Score: 1

9:12pm Fri 8 Aug 14

malonemalone says...

Omega Point wrote:
Some people do not have the money to buy better and the interests free over 4 years works well for others, snob
if you cant afford it then dont buy it...........and 4 years credit the sofa will be long gone before you pay off the never never
[quote][p][bold]Omega Point[/bold] wrote: Some people do not have the money to buy better and the interests free over 4 years works well for others, snob[/p][/quote]if you cant afford it then dont buy it...........and 4 years credit the sofa will be long gone before you pay off the never never malonemalone
  • Score: 6

9:25pm Fri 8 Aug 14

A.P.Feeders says...

If only allders had not gone bust that was a great store
If only allders had not gone bust that was a great store A.P.Feeders
  • Score: 6

9:30pm Fri 8 Aug 14

malonemalone says...

A.P.Feeders wrote:
If only allders had not gone bust that was a great store
it was indeed
[quote][p][bold]A.P.Feeders[/bold] wrote: If only allders had not gone bust that was a great store[/p][/quote]it was indeed malonemalone
  • Score: 3

10:18pm Fri 8 Aug 14

oi oi savaloy says...

rubbish shop, with rubbish contracts! tell me this, the shop will be open 7 days a week, probably 9a.m. while 7p.m. mon to fri and 10 a.m. till 5p.m. sunday , how will it run with just 8 employee's? probably on zero hour contracts ... and as for the #jobsandgrowth b.s. that J.A. spouts, utter nonsense did not John peters, alders and numerous bed shop/carpet shops shut down recently ? low paid jobs with sh!tty contracts... i despair ...
rubbish shop, with rubbish contracts! tell me this, the shop will be open 7 days a week, probably 9a.m. while 7p.m. mon to fri and 10 a.m. till 5p.m. sunday , how will it run with just 8 employee's? probably on zero hour contracts ... and as for the #jobsandgrowth b.s. that J.A. spouts, utter nonsense did not John peters, alders and numerous bed shop/carpet shops shut down recently ? low paid jobs with sh!tty contracts... i despair ... oi oi savaloy
  • Score: 4

11:32pm Fri 8 Aug 14

missbouquet says...

460 applications, and only 8 jobs, just shows the state of the job market in York, many unemployed people, chasing so few jobs, so little choice in York, only low paid retail jobs, if your lucky, sad state.
460 applications, and only 8 jobs, just shows the state of the job market in York, many unemployed people, chasing so few jobs, so little choice in York, only low paid retail jobs, if your lucky, sad state. missbouquet
  • Score: 0

10:45am Sat 9 Aug 14

eeoodares says...

missbouquet wrote:
460 applications, and only 8 jobs, just shows the state of the job market in York, many unemployed people, chasing so few jobs, so little choice in York, only low paid retail jobs, if your lucky, sad state.
Also lots of highly paid jobs. Just depends on what you are looking at.

DFS are offering £25,000 OTE, for working as a shop assistant!
[quote][p][bold]missbouquet[/bold] wrote: 460 applications, and only 8 jobs, just shows the state of the job market in York, many unemployed people, chasing so few jobs, so little choice in York, only low paid retail jobs, if your lucky, sad state.[/p][/quote]Also lots of highly paid jobs. Just depends on what you are looking at. DFS are offering £25,000 OTE, for working as a shop assistant! eeoodares
  • Score: 1

1:21pm Sat 9 Aug 14

oi oi savaloy says...

eeoodares wrote:
missbouquet wrote:
460 applications, and only 8 jobs, just shows the state of the job market in York, many unemployed people, chasing so few jobs, so little choice in York, only low paid retail jobs, if your lucky, sad state.
Also lots of highly paid jobs. Just depends on what you are looking at.

DFS are offering £25,000 OTE, for working as a shop assistant!
The clue is in the O.T.E (on target earnings)., some very unscrupulous employers in retail , moda in pele for instance, they set you an impossible to meet target.
[quote][p][bold]eeoodares[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]missbouquet[/bold] wrote: 460 applications, and only 8 jobs, just shows the state of the job market in York, many unemployed people, chasing so few jobs, so little choice in York, only low paid retail jobs, if your lucky, sad state.[/p][/quote]Also lots of highly paid jobs. Just depends on what you are looking at. DFS are offering £25,000 OTE, for working as a shop assistant![/p][/quote]The clue is in the O.T.E (on target earnings)., some very unscrupulous employers in retail , moda in pele for instance, they set you an impossible to meet target. oi oi savaloy
  • Score: 2

12:33am Sun 10 Aug 14

h.m.225 says...

mitch2nd wrote:
Omega Point wrote:
Some people do not have the money to buy better and the interests free over 4 years works well for others, snob
Omega not a snob, born and brought up on council estate, still would not buy this C***P, the salesmen try and rip you off and the product will not last

As malonemalone says if you cant afford it with out the credit dont buy it, have you not wondered why they can offer 4 years 0%, nothing is free in life, they can offer this because its worthless s***t to start with, sad sad person
We bought a sofa from another well known company on the 4yrs free credit after BUYING our own house. The deals work well and at the end of the day we get a sofa we want without having to pay a lot up front! Who gets rid of a sofa every year....no one!
[quote][p][bold]mitch2nd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Omega Point[/bold] wrote: Some people do not have the money to buy better and the interests free over 4 years works well for others, snob[/p][/quote]Omega not a snob, born and brought up on council estate, still would not buy this C***P, the salesmen try and rip you off and the product will not last As malonemalone says if you cant afford it with out the credit dont buy it, have you not wondered why they can offer 4 years 0%, nothing is free in life, they can offer this because its worthless s***t to start with, sad sad person[/p][/quote]We bought a sofa from another well known company on the 4yrs free credit after BUYING our own house. The deals work well and at the end of the day we get a sofa we want without having to pay a lot up front! Who gets rid of a sofa every year....no one! h.m.225
  • Score: 3

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