Two of Australia’s largest drink retailers have launched a hiring blitz, with more than 4,000 jobs up for grabs.
In preparation for the upcoming summer season, Dan Murphy’s has begun its hunt for more than 2,000 casual customer assistant roles, while BWS is currently hiring for 400 in similar positions. From the first week of October, BWS will recruit a further 2,000.
Most roles are casual and will offer at least 20 hours a week, according to parent company Endeavour Group, which said in a statement that hundreds of roles were for “immediate start”.
Endeavour Group chief people officer Alison Merner said the jobs come with employee perks like drinks and grocery discounts.
“We encourage people from all walks of life to apply - from university students to retirees. We are looking for motivated people who are service-minded and have a keen interest in the world of drinks,” Merner said.
Across Australia, more than 1,200 of the roles will be in NSW, with around 1,000 roles in Victoria and 900 roles in Queensland.
There will be just under 400 roles in Western Australia, more than 250 in South Australia, roughly 75 in Tasmania, 60 in the ACT and 30 in the Northern Territory.
Liquor stores have been deemed as essential businesses everywhere in Australia during the pandemic.
Coles, Woolworths, Aldi also scooping up new hires
Supermarkets Coles, Woolworths and Aldi also have their own hiring spree underway, with the giants hiring thousands of Australians as COVID-19 forces staff into isolation.
A Woolworths spokesperson told Yahoo Finance it was “actively recruiting for hundreds of new distribution centre team members across Australia to help us provide the food and essentials our communities need”.
A spokesperson for Coles said it hires “several thousand people across the country every month in a variety of roles”.
Meanwhile, Aldi has confirmed it is hiring 1,000 full-time and part-time staff members at the moment.