ScS creates 300 new jobs to meet rising demand

ScS has created 300 new jobs to help meet a rising number of orders since the easing of Coronavirus lockdown rules.

The sofa and carpet retailer hired 150 new employees in August and has a further 150 vacancies open. It is looking to fill a range of both permanent and fixed-term positions, with vacancies in its stores, distribution and contact centres.

These include sales professionals, delivery drivers, meet and greet roles, contact centre advisors and online sales team members.

The company reported a 92 per cent increase in order intake from May to July, a trend which has continued in August and September, with sales up by 51 per cent over the last six weeks.

In August, ScS withdrew from the government’s furlough scheme and returned all of its staff to work.

The retailer also recently relocated its distribution team from Warrington to a new warehouse in Knowsley, near Liverpool, which is 40 per cent larger.

Chief executive David Knight said: “Due to a sharp rise in orders, we are in the fortunate position of being able to add to our existing workforce.

“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."

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