Debenhams plans to create 1,700 jobs
26 October 2012
The high street department store has announced plans to open 17 new UK stores, with the creation of 1,700 new jobs.
The 17 new stores will be located in Chester, Edinburgh, East Yorkshire, Shropshire, London, North Lincolnshire, County Durham and Wales.
Debenhams will also be creating 20 stores abroad with the number of countries the retailer delivers online orders to outside the UK will increase by 30 countries to 96.
The retailer has also created 6,500 temporary roles in the run up to Christmas, and has received 150,000 applications so far.
The announcement comes as Debenhams reveals its pre-tax profits rose 4.2% to £158.3million.
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