Over a thousand people have applied for a 125 jobs going at a new John Lewis store being built near Ashford in Kent. Staff working for the chain got a 14% bonus last year and 17% this year.
The "At home" branch of John Lewis is due to open at the end of the year close to junction 9 of the M20.
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