Apr 6, 2021

Ex-Topshop worker: I feel 'ghosted' by recruiters

As non-essential shops prepare to reopen next week, BBC Radio 5 live has been hearing from some of the workers affected by those closures. "It's extremely difficult. I bought my own house a year and half ago. I need to find a job and quickly." "Jenna says the competition for jobs is"intense", adding: "Each time I apply for jobs at the minute, I get a little notice saying 20 to 25 people have applied already. "So many people hate shopping or don't know how to shop for their body. Sometimes I heard people say, 'I'm prepared to pay £600 for this,' because they're so desperate." "From middle-aged women going back to work, to people who are transitioning, to teenage boys looking for their first office suit, Debenhams attracted anyone and everyone," she says.

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