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Poundworld staff offered guaranteed interviews for retail positions at Ipswich Town

Poundworld staff are being given interviews at Ipswich Town. Credit: PA

Poundworld staff who have lost their jobs following the chain's collapse, are being offered a chance to join the retail team at Ipswich Town.

Town's Director of Retail Operations Lee Hyde tweeted that any Poundworld staff local to Ipswich will be given a guaranteed interview.

In the tweet, he said that the company's demise had left him wondering "what can I do to help?", and promised that he would give ex-Poundworld employees an opportunity to impress.

He also confirmed that the club currently have "several vacancies" for sales assistants.

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Around 5,100 jobs nationwide have been put at risk after the company fell into administration.

Poundworld had been in talks with a potential buyer earlier this month, but negotiations collapsed.

The chain continues to trade normally as things stand, with all its 355 stores still open.