Argos is poised to hire more than 10,000 temporary workers for the annual rush over the Christmas season.
Around 9800 customer advisers and stock assistants will join 800 Argos stores to meet customer demand for toys, electrical goods, video games, jewellery and other popular Christmas gifts.
The high street chain is also looking to hire around 1000 drivers for its delivery service.
Recruits will be offered at least 10 hours a week, but some roles could become permanent once the festive season is over.
Argos retail operations director Steve Carson said Christmas was an “extremely busy” time of the year for the retailer, with expectations that millions of customers will visit Argos during this time.
“We’re looking for enthusiastic, friendly and flexible people to deliver the personal service we are known for, whether customers are shopping in-store or buying online for home delivery,” he said.
“Many in the past have gone on to develop their career with us and progress to run a team, department or even store, helping to drive sales and deliver great customer service.”