Sir Philip Green hires BHS staff but is still told 'it's not enough'

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BHS’s former owner Sir Philip Green is scrambling to hire staff from the collapsed retailer but today faced criticism that hiring less than 10% of the 11,000 at risk was not enough.

The Topshop tycoon is trying to find jobs at his Arcadia empire for around 1000 people, insiders claimed. 

The jobs will predominantly be handed to those already working at Arcadia concessions such as Dorothy Perkins and Wallis within BHS shops.

Dave Gill, national officer at union Usdaw, welcomed Green’s assistance, but said “more should be done”. Arcadia declined to comment, but BHS marketing director Tony Holdway told the Evening Standard: “Lots of work is going on from both sides to find BHS people jobs in Arcadia, including the fast tracking of interviews.”

The 163-shops chain is winding down and its stores are expected to close by the end of July.

MPs investigating BHS’s collapse yesterday said they have asked Green’s wife Tina to explain the “opaque web” of family firms behind their retail empire. Arcadia responded: “What do these questions have to do with BHS?”

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June 22, 2016 |
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