An Australian clothing chain is so desperate to find staff that it’s willing to hire workers without even seeing a resume and is handing out coupons to those who show up on hiring day.
Women’s clothing store Decjuba wants to hire 1,000 employees across the country, including up to 100 in WA alone, and has promised three-minute speed-dating-style interviews and perks for those who show an interest.
Joining a long list of Australian companies seeking workers, Decjuba will hold a recruitment day at the Karrinyup Mall on Saturday in a bid to fill the large number of casual vacancies ahead of the busy Christmas season.
And the company has narrowed the wish list for prospective workers, requiring only a short on-site interview and even waiving any need to provide a resume, showing references or your work experience, which need not include retail work. .
CEO and owner Tania Austin indicated that no one would be turned away.
“Anyone who attends our recruiting day will have the opportunity to interview,” he said.
Just for showing up, applicants receive a $10 coupon, applicants can bring family and friends to the interview and don’t even need to dress up, and attendees are told to “dress for comfort.”
Workers can expect to be paid at the General Retail Industry Award tier one rate, and the company’s website indicates that hires could expect “many shifts.”
Decjuba is among countless companies desperately looking for staff in the aftermath of the COVID pandemic, with some offering big salaries or “sign-on bonuses” in a bid to attract workers.
Albany McDonald’s owner Darren Tyrrell was among a number of franchise owners willing to offer $1,000 cash to new hires.
“Like most other businesses in the city, we’ve had some difficulty finding people,” Mr. Tyrrell said.
In June, Chicken Treat in South Hedland was reported to be offering up to $130,000 plus extras for a store manager.
And in March, a barista position was advertised in Broome with a $92,000 salary package.