1,200 apply for just 9 jobs at furniture firm

A WAVE of job seekers inundated furniture firm DFS when it advertised nine jobs at a soon-to-open store.

More than 1,200 people ­applied for positions at the ­retail giant’s new Longwell Green ­outlet, in Bristol, which opens on 13 April.

The massive numbers applying ensured the firm was able to pick its new line-up from a large pool of potential talent.

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“It has been fantastic. I’m very happy with the result. We have got the team we want,” said Andy Amso, manager of a DFS store in Highwood Lane, Bristol.

The large number of ­applicants for the nine jobs on offer mean that there were more than 133 people chasing each available position.

DFS regional controller Adam Hankinson said he was surprised by the number of job applicants, not just in Bristol but around 
the UK.

“We were surprised at first, but this is a trend we have been witnessing around the country as new stores open,” he added.