90 Christmas jobs created at Crompton Place shopping centre in Bolton

The Bolton News: From left to right; Alison Halliwell, BHS commercial manager, Charlotte Webster and store manager, Michelle Todd From left to right; Alison Halliwell, BHS commercial manager, Charlotte Webster and store manager, Michelle Todd

THE festive season has created 90 new jobs at a Bolton shopping centre.

Stores at Crompton Place have taken on an army of Christmas temps to help with the busy run-up to the big day.

Primark has recruited 30 Christmas temps, New Look and Boots both have 20, BHS has taken on 10 new workers and a number of other stores have also created extra roles.

Malcolm Angus, Crompton Place manager, said: “A busy shopping centre like Crompton Place needs extra staff to cope with the festive rush and it is great to see our stores creating a burst of new jobs at what is an expensive time of year for people.”

One of those looking to make the most out of her seasonal job opportunity is Alison Halliwell, aged 49, of Westhoughton, who is hoping her Christmas temp job at BHS in Crompton Place will act as a springboard back into the world of work.

Mrs Halliwell spent her early career as a hairdresser before moving into the retail business and becoming a manager for a department store.

She had short career breaks after giving birth to her first two sons, Adam, who is now 27, and 24-year-old Sam.

But 13 years ago, when she had her third son Cameron, she decided to take a longer spell away from work to look after him.

She said: “After looking after Cameron for 13 years I decided that now he is old enough to look after himself a bit more, it was time to do something for myself.

“I heard BHS was taking on temporary workers for Christmas and I put my toe in the water. Luckily, I got the job and I’m now working part-time at the Crompton Place.”

The Crompton Place store’s commercial manager Charlotte Webster started as a temp at BHS in Warrington over the festive season eight years ago.

Ms Webster said: “A lot of people you speak to in the company tell you that they started as a Christmas temp and I’m one of them.

“I loved working at the store and because I enjoyed it so much I decided to make a career out of it.”

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8:35am Wed 18 Dec 13

Jim271 says...

WOW, minimum wages jobs created.

Next week front page news, NEWSAGENT HIRES EXTRA PAPERBOY.
WOW, minimum wages jobs created. Next week front page news, NEWSAGENT HIRES EXTRA PAPERBOY. Jim271

8:47am Wed 18 Dec 13

Leyannekt says...

A job is for life, not just for Christmas!
A job is for life, not just for Christmas! Leyannekt

8:52am Wed 18 Dec 13

The Righteous One says...

Jim271 wrote:
WOW, minimum wages jobs created.

Next week front page news, NEWSAGENT HIRES EXTRA PAPERBOY.
Proof that they are on minimum wage please - or are you just guessing.

Did you know that BHS (as part of the Philip Green Empire) do not actually pay a minimum wage the minimum they pay is the Living wage!!!!

So get your facts right!
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: WOW, minimum wages jobs created. Next week front page news, NEWSAGENT HIRES EXTRA PAPERBOY.[/p][/quote]Proof that they are on minimum wage please - or are you just guessing. Did you know that BHS (as part of the Philip Green Empire) do not actually pay a minimum wage the minimum they pay is the Living wage!!!! So get your facts right! The Righteous One

9:34am Wed 18 Dec 13

Bob Shaftoe says...

Jim271 wrote:
WOW, minimum wages jobs created.

Next week front page news, NEWSAGENT HIRES EXTRA PAPERBOY.
Any chance of you getting a Christmas job jimbob?
like:
Scariest Father Christmas ever?
Meeter & greeter at the job centre?
Open a 'doom & gloom' shop on Newport Street?

second thoughts......... just stay in bed!
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: WOW, minimum wages jobs created. Next week front page news, NEWSAGENT HIRES EXTRA PAPERBOY.[/p][/quote]Any chance of you getting a Christmas job jimbob? like: Scariest Father Christmas ever? Meeter & greeter at the job centre? Open a 'doom & gloom' shop on Newport Street? second thoughts......... just stay in bed! Bob Shaftoe

10:17am Wed 18 Dec 13

LordLeverhulme says...

SHOPS HIRE TEMPS AT CHRISTMAS
.
This is BREAKING NEWS we have here. Has anyone informed CNN ???
SHOPS HIRE TEMPS AT CHRISTMAS . This is BREAKING NEWS we have here. Has anyone informed CNN ??? LordLeverhulme

10:27am Wed 18 Dec 13

Donkey Stone says...

Leyannekt wrote:
A job is for life, not just for Christmas!
Spot on.
[quote][p][bold]Leyannekt[/bold] wrote: A job is for life, not just for Christmas![/p][/quote]Spot on. Donkey Stone

12:24pm Wed 18 Dec 13

wsw69 says...

And I have reported your pathetic comment, so all being well it should be deleted soon.

Anyway, regarding the actual story. 90% plus of those hired won't be kept on. I hope I am wrong, and if so it's good news.
And I have reported your pathetic comment, so all being well it should be deleted soon. Anyway, regarding the actual story. 90% plus of those hired won't be kept on. I hope I am wrong, and if so it's good news. wsw69

12:41pm Wed 18 Dec 13

nozza17 says...

Seriously. Is this the sort of news we have been reduced to.

Next week.....

Pedestrian looks left then right then left again before crossing the road.
Seriously. Is this the sort of news we have been reduced to. Next week..... Pedestrian looks left then right then left again before crossing the road. nozza17

1:52pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Jim271 says...

wow looks like BOB SHAFToe And the Rightous one have been running to tell the teacher because they don't agree with my comments.

Just had a warning about content.

Freedom of speech has been buried.

If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear,lol

Get a new editor Corrupt Evening News.
wow looks like BOB SHAFToe And the Rightous one have been running to tell the teacher because they don't agree with my comments. Just had a warning about content. Freedom of speech has been buried. If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear,lol Get a new editor Corrupt Evening News. Jim271

2:04pm Wed 18 Dec 13

The Righteous One says...

Jim271 wrote:
wow looks like BOB SHAFToe And the Rightous one have been running to tell the teacher because they don't agree with my comments.

Just had a warning about content.

Freedom of speech has been buried.

If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear,lol

Get a new editor Corrupt Evening News.
No such thing as freedom of speech and even more so on this website as it DOES have rules which you over-stepped with the insult you tried to use against me! That was the content you were warned about!
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: wow looks like BOB SHAFToe And the Rightous one have been running to tell the teacher because they don't agree with my comments. Just had a warning about content. Freedom of speech has been buried. If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear,lol Get a new editor Corrupt Evening News.[/p][/quote]No such thing as freedom of speech and even more so on this website as it DOES have rules which you over-stepped with the insult you tried to use against me! That was the content you were warned about! The Righteous One

2:27pm Wed 18 Dec 13

oftbewildered2 says...

Donkey Stone wrote:
Leyannekt wrote:
A job is for life, not just for Christmas!
Spot on.
I don't think there are any jobs for life in this day and age - nice though this thought is. There is no guarantee that any employer will not go to the wall and the business close. For some people even seasonal jobs are a godsend and we should not knock it, regardless of what wage is offered. After all, if you don't like the terms and conditions you do not have to take the job. I hope that some of those employed on a temporary basis here will go on to find permanent posts.
[quote][p][bold]Donkey Stone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Leyannekt[/bold] wrote: A job is for life, not just for Christmas![/p][/quote]Spot on.[/p][/quote]I don't think there are any jobs for life in this day and age - nice though this thought is. There is no guarantee that any employer will not go to the wall and the business close. For some people even seasonal jobs are a godsend and we should not knock it, regardless of what wage is offered. After all, if you don't like the terms and conditions you do not have to take the job. I hope that some of those employed on a temporary basis here will go on to find permanent posts. oftbewildered2

3:53pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Bob Shaftoe says...

Jim271 wrote:
wow looks like BOB SHAFToe And the Rightous one have been running to tell the teacher because they don't agree with my comments.

Just had a warning about content.

Freedom of speech has been buried.

If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear,lol

Get a new editor Corrupt Evening News.
Jimbob, does matron know you are using her computer?

You're a very naughty boy!
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: wow looks like BOB SHAFToe And the Rightous one have been running to tell the teacher because they don't agree with my comments. Just had a warning about content. Freedom of speech has been buried. If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear,lol Get a new editor Corrupt Evening News.[/p][/quote]Jimbob, does matron know you are using her computer? You're a very naughty boy! Bob Shaftoe

8:11pm Wed 18 Dec 13

I Burrow says...

Good luck and Happy Christmas to the 90
Good luck and Happy Christmas to the 90 I Burrow

10:09pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Superfly79 says...

Personally I think that any new jobs being created in Bolton Town Centre can only be a good thing. Yeah some' might' be paid minimum wage and some 'might' only be as temps, however, it is surely a great chance for some people to get back into work...

One negative though.... I was in Crompton Place last week and in one store near Primark, I noticed that the temps had name badges which said 'Xmas Temp' upon them. Just thought it was a little degrading to the staff that's all....

Anyway like I said good news for Bolton. Lets hope 2014 is a better year all around.
Personally I think that any new jobs being created in Bolton Town Centre can only be a good thing. Yeah some' might' be paid minimum wage and some 'might' only be as temps, however, it is surely a great chance for some people to get back into work... One negative though.... I was in Crompton Place last week and in one store near Primark, I noticed that the temps had name badges which said 'Xmas Temp' upon them. Just thought it was a little degrading to the staff that's all.... Anyway like I said good news for Bolton. Lets hope 2014 is a better year all around. Superfly79

4:10pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Donkey Stone says...

The Righteous One wrote:
Jim271 wrote:
wow looks like BOB SHAFToe And the Rightous one have been running to tell the teacher because they don't agree with my comments.

Just had a warning about content.

Freedom of speech has been buried.

If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear,lol

Get a new editor Corrupt Evening News.
No such thing as freedom of speech and even more so on this website as it DOES have rules which you over-stepped with the insult you tried to use against me! That was the content you were warned about!
There is freedom of speech in my house. I bet you was the school snitch.
[quote][p][bold]The Righteous One[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: wow looks like BOB SHAFToe And the Rightous one have been running to tell the teacher because they don't agree with my comments. Just had a warning about content. Freedom of speech has been buried. If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear,lol Get a new editor Corrupt Evening News.[/p][/quote]No such thing as freedom of speech and even more so on this website as it DOES have rules which you over-stepped with the insult you tried to use against me! That was the content you were warned about![/p][/quote]There is freedom of speech in my house. I bet you was the school snitch. Donkey Stone

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