Dixons shares fall in London as it vies to save Comet workers

<p>Shares in Dixons have fallen on the London Stock Exchange as the company looks to take on ex-Comet workers.</p>

Shares in Dixons on the London Stock Exchange have retreated in trading today (November 7th) on news the company is trying to save Comet workers after the retailer collapsed.

As many as 3,000 jobs could be saved by Dixons over the Christmas period, the chief executive stated.

Sebastian James said around 500 Comet workers have already approached his firm and the company is looking at taking on some of the 7,000 people facing redundancy, with 2,000 positions being made available in Dixons stores up and down the country.

Mr James added that Dixons is delaying its recruitment drive so Comet employees get the chance apply for a job in time for Christmas.

"We are hoping we will get as many as possible of the Comet colleagues to join us," he said.

At 14:20 GMT, Dixons Retail shares on the London Stock Exchange fell by 1.5 per cent to 24.41p.

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