Friday 19 January 2018

HMV recruiting 100 staff as four stores to reopen

Donal O'Donovan

Donal O'Donovan

RECORD store HMV has begun recruitment for 100 positions at four stores in Dublin and Limerick just months after shutting down operations here with the loss of all staff.

Record stores at Henry Street, Liffey Valley and Dundrum shopping centres in Dublin, and in the Crescent Shopping Centre in Limerick are set to reopen within weeks after deals between new HMV owner Hilco and landlords.

A former landmark store on Grafton Street is not included and the property is currently on the rental market.

HMV collapsed into receivership in February with the loss of 300 Irish jobs, but the Irish unit's UK parent was bought by turnaround specialist Hilco which has now announced plans to re-enter the market here.

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Staffing specialist Excel Recruitment has been hired to recruit four store managers on salaries of €40,000 to €50,000 a year; assistant managers on salaries of €30,000 to €40,000; supervisors on €25,000 to €30,000; and full- and part-time sales staff on undisclosed pay rates.

Former staff that lost their jobs in February have been encouraged to apply for the new positions.

Hilco bought HMV's UK and Ireland operations out of receivership in April for around £50m (€59m) but by then all of the Irish stores had closed.

An initial plan to reopen one shop in Dublin has now been expanded following deals with store landlords and the brand now looks set to re-emerge with a significant Irish presence.

Irish Independent

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