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Poundland hires hundreds of former Wilko staff

by LLB staff reporter
13th Dec 23 1:01 pm

Poundland has hired 962 former Wilko workers which comes after the retailer agreed to buy up to 71 Wilko stores in September.

So far Poundland has converted 64 former Wilko shops and will open the remaining sites in 2024 and 141 former workers have been hired at the companies Walsall support centre.

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Simon Wells, people director at Poundland, said: “I really want to thank the Poundland team for their extraordinary efforts in making so many roles available, so quickly, to those affected by the administration of Wilko.

“We know by keeping our promise to reopen former Wilko stores in such numbers, and at such pace, we’ve made a big difference to hundreds of people.

“We’re incredibly proud that so many former Wilko team members have now chosen to continue their careers here at Poundland.”

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