Beverage retailer Dan Murphy’s hopes to fill casual Christmas roles by offering walk-in job interviews as the worker shortage crisis threatens to deteriorate further into the silly season.
Looking to fill 2,200 positions, Dan Murphy’s will offer 10-minute job interviews to anyone who expresses an interest in a team member at any store in the country between now and Sunday, September 11.
“All of the Dan Murphy stores are hiring,” said Agi Pfeiffer-Smith, Dan Murphy’s incoming CEO. “Just come as you are and our commitment to each applicant is that we will give you a short interview on the spot.”
The liquor store chain is among dozens of other organizations struggling to fill casual Christmas positions amid the tightest job market Australia has seen in decades.
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Dan Murphy’s is seeking to fill 670 positions in New South Wales, 570 in Queensland, 530 in Victoria, 280 in Western Australia and 140 in South Australia. Most roles have a minimum requirement of 20 hours per week.
To attract candidates for the position, the beverage retailer offers to pay for the training and the cost of acquiring the RSA certifications. Dan Murphy’s is owned by the Endeavor Group, which also owns BWS and ALH Hotels.
The labor shortage has affected all industries and sectors, and the Australia Post also launched its recruitment campaign earlier than usual.