Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Greater Manchester, Morayshire and London.
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Goods In Specialised Stores
47.71 - Retail sale of clothing in specialised stores

300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
2 September 2009
Employment effect (start)
2 September 2009
Foreseen end date


Discount retail chain Matalan has started recruitment of an additional 1,800 staff. The firm, which currently has 203 stores, is hiring 1,500 temporary staff for the festive period and 300 permanent staff for its three new locations in Greater Manchester, Morayshire and London. These new stores are planned to be the beginning of a major expansion programme which could see up to 100 extra shops opening in the coming years. No details were given on numbers currently employed by the company or the date by which the new positions are expected to be filled.


  • 2 September 2009: BBC Website
  • 2 September 2009: The Sun


Eurofound (2009), Matalan, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 69513, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/69513.