Budget hotel chain Travelodge is to create almost 200 jobs before Christmas by opening nine new hotels, including in Liverpool.
The recruitment drive started on Wednesday for jobs including receptionists, housekeepers and cleaners in areas including Liverpool.
Jon Hendry Pickup, Travelodge's chief operating officer, said: "These new jobs are for the long term, not just for Christmas. We want enthusiastic and committed team members whose number one priority is to look after our customers."
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Not a bad Bank Holiday weekend - mostly fine, sunny and warm! Always warmest further west
Mainly low to moderate over the next few days... small amounts of grass pollen in the air in the warmest, driest weather