A new career for Pumpkin Patch staff?

Flight Centre will promote Air NZ services covering operations in New Zealand, Australia, the US, Canada and the UK. Photo / News Corp Australia
Flight Centre will promote Air NZ services covering operations in New Zealand, Australia, the US, Canada and the UK. Photo / News Corp Australia

Pumpkin Patch's outgoing employees may have found a new home with travel agent Flight Centre.

The childrenswear retailer went into liquidation this week after it was unable to find a buyer for the business, and its 1400 employees would be let go when it closed early next year.

Flight Centre NZ said expansion, new business and increased profits had created a number of vacancies, and it had reached out to the childrenswear retailer, asking interested staff to apply for its sales positions.

"We sympathise with the tough position these employees are in and recognise that they have good customer service skills and sales experience that would make them an asset to our company," said Flight Centre NZ peopleworks leader Michaela Connor.

"At Flight Centre NZ we have a truly one-of-a-kind culture," she said.

"The needs of our people are paramount to everything we do, from strategic management decisions, to how we celebrate our successes, it really is all about our people."

The company was offering to fast track Pumpkin Patch employees to the final stages of the hiring process, which it said would put candidates at the front of roles in sales and other positions.

The company said it had opened a number of offices, particularly in the last six months. It already employs around 1,200 staff in more than 200 retail stores and businesses across New Zealand.

- NZ Herald

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