// ScS creates hundreds of jobs nationwide due to 92% increase in order uptake
// It hired 150 new people in August and has 150 current vacancies
// Jobs available nationwide in various roles, from sales to delivery drivers
ScS has created 300 new jobs around the UK to cope with a huge increase in orders since the easing of lockdown.
The sofa and carpet specialist retailer hired 150 new employees in August and currently has 150 live vacancies for roles in various areas of the business.
The recruitment drive is in response to a recent surge in sales, with the company reporting a 92 per cent increase in order intake for the period from May to July this year.
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ScS said this trend has continued in August and September, with sales up by 51 per cent over the last six weeks.
The retailer added it was looking to fill a range of both permanent and fixed-term positions, with vacancies in its retail stores, distribution and contact centres.
Jobs available include sales professionals, delivery drivers, meet and greet roles, contact centre advisors and online sales team members.
In August, ScS withdrew from the government’s furlough scheme and successfully returned all of its staff to work, having topped up their wages to 100 per cent throughout the period.
The retailer said those who continued to work over lockdown have been rewarded with an extra seven days of holiday entitlement.
Meanwhile, the retailer recently relocated its distribution team from Warrington to a new warehouse in Knowsley, near Liverpool, which is 40 per cent larger than the previous location.
“Due to a sharp rise in orders, we are in the fortunate position of being able to add to our existing workforce,” ScS chief executive David Knight said.
“In the six weeks leading up to September, our like-for-like order intake grew by 51 per cent, equivalent to £19 million of additional revenue.
“We’re delighted to be able to invest some of this into new staff members, as we continue to navigate our way through these unprecedented times.”