Apple Increasing iPhone Retail Staffing From August Through October

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CNet UK reports that Apple UK seems to be increasing its retail store staffing for the period of August 16th to October 29th, 2011.

The post, which was sent to us by a tipster, asks for "full-time iPhone Sales Staff for an exciting project to work 5 days a week (Tuesday-Saturday) for the period 16th August - 29th October within key retail stores". The posting appears several times on Reed, with each post covering a different area of the UK.

The increased iPhone staffing, of course, triggers speculation that Apple may be launching a new iPhone during that time period. The window is fairly large spanning August through October, but coincides nicely with circulating rumors. Apple has been long rumored to be introducing the iPhone 5 in or around September.

The job listing was posted on July 12th and lists the Job Type as "temporary". The work involves selling/promiting mobile phones to generate and grow iPhone sales to ensure sales targets are met. A 4 day training event is required that dates from August 9th - 12th.

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Top Rated Comments

Onikoroshi Avatar
151 months ago
is the 75£ before or after the currency adjustment? ;)
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PeterSharp Avatar
151 months ago
I applied. They've just called me back. First- interview on the phone then face-to-face in London. I like Apple and working during iPhone 5 releasing will be interesting.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bentindy Avatar
151 months ago
Not Recruiting for Apple Retail Stores

Gekko is a field recruiting agency, They are not recruiting for temporary workers for Apple Retail stores they are recruiting for people to work within carrier stores such as orange stores and vodafone stores. Apple does not recruit any employee's through external agencies.

People applying for this position will be working as promotors inside selected stores around the country but will not be working with Apple's own Retail stores.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coasterswim Avatar
151 months ago
Assuming two weeks between the announcement of the iPhone and release, and at least a week between invites and the announcement, that means we'd have to hear of the event by about two weeks from today.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SandynJosh Avatar
151 months ago
75 quid a day? I guess this store isn't aiming for true geniuses. :cool:

No. No! Once they hire you, they will make you a genius. It's a perk!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
applebook Avatar
151 months ago
75 quid a day? I guess this store isn't aiming for true geniuses. :cool:
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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