Pub owner receives almost 500 applications in the days following the announcement of only two jobs


A pub owner was stunned when nearly 500 people applied for two £ 9 an hour jobs at his boozer.Mick Dore, managing director of the Alexandra pub in Wimbledon, south-west London, was after two new employees and placed an ad at 4.30pm last Thursday.

Within 5 days, he had 484 interested candidates applying for the position.

“I don’t want to alarm anyone about the economy or anything, but I announced two bar jobs at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday,” he posted on Twitter.

Mr Dore, 53, has received inquiries from recently laid off former flight attendants, restaurant managers and store workers, the Times reported.

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Alexandra pub in Wimbledon, south west London

He ended up hiring six workers because the quality of the candidates was so high.

600,000 workers have already lost their jobs as a result of the lockdown pandemic, according to the Office of National Statistics.

Rob Fisher, another pub owner who runs the Fitzrovia Belle and Hotel in central London, said he had 400 candidates for a few positions.

“The quality of people looking for work right now is as good as it has ever been. Unfortunately, it’s because of the situation people found themselves in, ”he said.

The number of paid workers fell by 649,000 between March and June, including 74,000 last month.

Mick said he ended up hiring six new staff

Searches for “supermarket” roles on the job site have indeed jumped 589% compared to the same period last year.

Job searches for maintenance increased by 440% and searches for forklift operators by 239%. For those aged 18-24, the most sought-after jobs were bartenders, digital marketers, and research associates.

Pawel Adrjan, head of research for Indeed, said the coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult to find work in the UK.

“Growing regional disparities deepen the north-south divide,” he said.

Experts predict that the situation will worsen with up to 2 million workers expected to become unemployed in the coming months, as the real impact of the Covid-19 epidemic is revealed.


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