Will there be jobs at Debenhams this Christmastime?

Debenhams.
Debenhams.

Confusion surrounds Christmas jobs at Debenhams in Chesterfield.

On Monday, Debenhams issued a press release to the Derbyshire Times claiming it was 'searching for 19 additional Christmas staff'.

The press release appeared in yesterday's paper.

Members of the public are now phoning our newsroom to say they have contacted the store and have been told there are no jobs going.

When the DT called the store, our journalist was told that the vacancies had been filled.

The Debenhams' website also states there are no Christmas posts in Chesterfield.

We are currently awaiting a statement from Debenhams to clarify the situation.

In the release, Paul White, store manager at Debenhams in Chesterfield, was quoted as saying: "Our colleagues here in Chesterfield are part of what makes Debenhams a great place to shop for our customers.

"The lead up to Christmas is our busiest time and we are looking for people with passion and drive to deliver the great service that our customers deserve over this festive period.

"Previous experience is not essential and with plenty of different roles on offer, we would love to hear from candidates who want to join a great team, have a strong ‘can-do’ approach and are keen to learn the ropes.

"Many colleagues who join us over this period stay on as permanent members of the team - so it's a good opportunity for candidates to apply at this crucial time in the recruitment calendar."