Simon Acres Recruitment, part of Simon Acres Group (SAGL), has reported a surge in demand for showroom staff as retailers anticipate meeting unprecedented levels of activity following the easing of lockdown restrictions for non-essential retail.
Last week, SAGL saw the number of enquiries rise by 25%, and Simon Acres Recruitment says it is actively looking to fill over 100 positions for customers planning to maximise pent-up demand in the market.
“We predicted this surge and have already expanded our recruitment team to cope with the increased levels of activity,” said Ben Paine, pictured, head of recruitment at Simon Acres Recruitment.
“While lockdown has been hard for many, there are those who have been restricted from spending on holidays, going out, cars and other luxuries, that are now looking to improve their homes. There is also demand arising from people working from home, and finding that they want to upgrade their kitchens. They have learnt to live differently and are looking to enhance their experience with more living areas, appliances such as coffee machines, home wine stores, and outdoor kitchens for home entertainment.
“As the leading specialist recruitment agency for the KBB and merchant industry, we are well placed to respond quickly, and can also continue to provide an unrivalled service coupled with high levels of integrity and professionalism and above all, results,” he added.