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Work in London is dry: Look for jobs as 484 people apply for TWO jobs in the pub


Hundreds of people have tried two pub jobs in a signage in the UK.

At the Alexandra Pub in Wimbledon in south-west London, 484 hopefuls applied for two jobs worth £ 9 an hour.

General Manager Mick Dore posted an advert for the roles on Twitter and was impressed by the response.

He later wrote: “I don't want to worry anyone about the economy or anything, but I posted two bar jobs on Thursday at 4:30 am. We have had well over 400 applicants. Sip. & # 39;

The news is reflected across the country and the bosses see a huge influx of job applicants who would normally be unpopular.

It comes after last week's figures from the National Statistics Office showed that the number of employees declined by 74,000 last month, with 649,000 having disappeared since the blockade was imposed in March.

The main street was hit by the brunt of need, and retail giants like John Lewis, Clarks and Pizza Express announced a wave of job cuts.

At the Alexandra Pub in Wimbledon in south-west London, 484 hopefuls applied for two jobs worth £ 9 an hour

General Manager Mick Dore (pictured) posted an advert for the roles on Twitter and was staggered by the reaction

General Manager Mick Dore (pictured) posted an advert for the roles on Twitter and was staggered by the reaction

Mr. Dore, 53, said he would normally have expected about a dozen responses from younger job seekers who did less cash work.

He said on this occasion resumes were sent by seasoned show workers, former stewards and restaurant managers who had lost their jobs during the Covid 19 crisis.

Mr. Dore hired six workers due to the high quality of the applicants.

The Fitzrovia Belle Pub and Hotel in central London had a similar experience: 400 people applied for a handful of jobs.

40-year-old general manager Rob Fisher told The Sunday Times: “The quality of people looking for work is better than ever. Unfortunately, it's because of the situation people were in. & # 39;

The Fitzrovia Belle Pub and Hotel in central London had a similar experience: 400 people applied for a handful of jobs

The Fitzrovia Belle Pub and Hotel in central London had a similar experience: 400 people applied for a handful of jobs

There has also been a dramatic increase in the search for supermarket roles, with an increase of 589 percent over the previous year.

The data showed that the search for maintenance jobs increased 440 percent, the forklift roles increased 239 percent, and the 18-24 year-olds were primarily looking for cash work, digital marketing careers, and research vacancies.

However, the number of advertised positions fell 59 percent on July 10, compared to the same date in 2019.

Pawel Adrjan, head of research at Indeed, said the Covid crisis had made the search for jobs in certain parts of the country more competitive.

He added: "Growing regional disparities are widening the north-south divide."

Pizza Express was too late to reveal that it had problems as it plans to close around 75 of its 470 British restaurants, as reported last week.

The stores will be closed as part of a financial restructuring of the business, one of the UK's largest restaurant operators.

The exact number of stores that will be closed has yet to be confirmed and may depend on the progress of talks with landlords scheduled to start next week.

A source told Sky News that the number could be higher or lower than 75, but is unlikely to make up more than 20 percent of the restaurant's UK stores.

This means that 94 locations could be closed, which will affect hundreds of jobs. Pizza Express employs 8,000 people in the UK.

A significant number of Pizza Express restaurants may be forced to close amid the coronavirus pandemic

A significant number of Pizza Express restaurants may be forced to close amid the coronavirus pandemic

Peter Boizot, founder of Pizza Express. The offices will be closed as part of a financial restructuring of the business, which may affect hundreds of jobs

Peter Boizot, founder of Pizza Express. The offices will be closed as part of a financial restructuring of the business, which may affect hundreds of jobs

The closure would take place under an insolvency procedure known as a voluntary company agreement.

A CVA would be used by Pizza Express to cut rental obligations across the UK.

According to a report, the company will be taken over by its bondholders as the high street chain is struggling with revenue losses during the coronavirus pandemic.

The chain's Chinese owner, Hony Capital, could lose control of the company as part of a restructuring.

Hony bought £ 900m Pizza Express in 2014 and its first branch opened in Beijing.

The investment manager had hoped to drive Pizza Express' growth in China.

How a man created Pizza Express after getting a taste of Italy in London

Pizza Express was founded in 1965 by Peter Boizot. Below is a brief history of the company and its development

1965, London: Peter Boizot visited London and found that there was no "great pizza" in the capital. His first restaurant was opened this year

1969: Mr. Boizot wanted to change the way people ate out and introduced the Pizza Express Jazz Club, which was also supposed to house Amy Winehouse

1993: Mr. Boizot sells the restaurant chain for £ 33m after being listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). Franchises have also opened across the UK

1995: The chain expanded into the Republic of Ireland

1996: Franchise companies newly purchased by the company

2003: TDR Capital and Capricorn Associates buy the company and make it private again

2005: Hovered again on the LSE

2007: Acquired from the private equity group Cinven

2011: The company introduces a major name change for its British restaurants

2014: Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital is acquiring the £ 900m mark

2017: Launches PizzaExpress Live, where various events take place, including stand-up comedians

2018: Mr. Boizot dies at his home in Peterborough. It is reported that he left assets of £ 99,050. These were reduced to zero after his liabilities were paid

2019: Employs advisors to help them talk to creditors

However, especially in Great Britain, the chain had problems with the casual dining sector even before the pandemic.

Debt restructuring talks started in October.

The popular restaurant is believed to be facing rising costs and a difficult UK trading environment.

In October, Pizza Express was instructed to pay GBP 465 million in secured bonds by August 2021. The next repayment of £ 200m unsecured debt is expected to be repaid by the following year.

In the second quarter of last year, the company's earnings fell 11 percent, while pre-tax debt and earnings increased 7.9 times compared to 6.6 times the previous year.

Companies House reports in October suggest that the brand has £ half a billion in loan from its parent company, which is currently paid at an interest rate of 10 percent per year.

At the end of December 2018, the company's loans and credits totaled £ 1.13 billion.

In 2017, Firezza Holdings Limited, another pizza fast food chain, cut off.

When Nigel Frith, a senior market analyst, responded to the news on Thursday, he told Mail Online: "At a time when restaurants are supposed to come out of lockdown and participate in the Eat Out To Help Out program, it's a shame Stay Quiet See another chain that triggers jobs in the hospitality industry.

& # 39; This constant influx of unemployed in the hotel industry continues to grow and it is not surprising that there are hardly any restaurants left after the pandemic.

& # 39; It will be interesting to see if the closure of 75 stores in the chain is of any use – August could be the decision maker for Pizza Express.

“Closing 75 out of 470 restaurants in the UK doesn't seem like much on a large scale, but to the best of our knowledge, when it comes to staff being unemployed, the hospitality industry is hardly recruiting at the moment. There could be a lot more business than we think.

"Pizza Express had problems before the pandemic, but it looks like this could be the last nail in the coffin."

It came when it was claimed that more than 250,000 high street jobs could be cut if British people shop online during the coronavirus crisis.

Experts warn of a series of closings at John Lewis and Boots are "just the beginning" of the carnage.

The department store chain will close eight locations and put 1,300 jobs at risk, and 4,000 will be lost to the health and beauty retailer.

The notorious Woking branch of Pizza Express, immortalized by Prince Andrew and claiming to have been there the night Virginia Roberts accused him of sleeping with her

The notorious Woking branch of Pizza Express, immortalized by Prince Andrew and claiming to have been there the night Virginia Roberts accused him of sleeping with her

John Lewis confirmed that eight of his stores will not reopen after the closure.

The ailing departmental chain will permanently close key locations in Birmingham and Watford, as well as smaller branches at Heathrow Airport, St. Pancras Station in London and four At Home stores in Croydon, Newbury, Swindon and Tamworth.

Rolls Royce and Burger King said the job cuts are still in sight. Boots was one of the latest to announce layoffs.

The high street pharmacy announced that because of the "significant impact" of Covid-19, more than 4,000 jobs will be cut – seven percent of the workforce.

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