Comet staff offered temporary jobs at Dixons

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Electrical retailer Dixons is set to offer temporary positions to former Comet staff who are currently facing redundancy because their employer is insolvent.

Speaking to BBC News, Sebastian James, chief executive of Dixons Retail, said 500 workers from the troubled chain – which employs 7,000 individuals – have already approached his company.

Mr James said he is hoping Dixons will be able to take on as many Comet employees as possible in the lead-up to Christmas on a temporary basis due to their existing knowledge about the business, products and customers.

It comes after Comet’s administrators, who were brought in last week, announced the stores would be kept open for the foreseeable future in the hope of attracting a buyer.

However, Mr James stated that Dixons will not try to buy any Comet branches.

He told the news provider: “As we look across the country we are pretty much on all the same parks they are, so it doesn’t really make sense for us to do that.”

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