"We will be opening up discussions with the administrators to agree what we can do"

Dixons Carphone hopes to offer jobs to Phones 4U concessions staff

Dixons Carphone has offered to help Phones 4U concession staff who are at risk of losing their jobs following the retailer’s fall into administration.

Currys/PC World, which is owned by Dixons Carphone, still has some 160 Phones 4U concessions in its stores, despite planning to close them before May 2015.

Now Dixons Carphone is hoping to help Phones 4U staff who are working in its stores to keep their jobs.

"In light of recent news, we would like to offer our support to the colleagues and customers of Phones4U," said Dixons Carphone in a statement on Twitter.

"With regards to our Phones 4U shop-in-shop colleagues we hope to help them secure new jobs with us and will be opening up discussions with the administrators to agree what we can do.

Dixons Carphone CEO Sebastian James added: "With the Phones 4U announcement we must focus on doing the best job we can for customers. We are working out what we can do quickly for Phones 4U colleagues.

"We need to beat the world record for getting 160 stores opened to look after our customers…"

Phones 4U says it was ‘forced’ into administration after phone network providers Vodafone and EE announced they would not extend their contracts with the retailer.

Overall there are around 5,600 Phones 4U jobs at risk.

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