1,700 cup for cof­fee shop jobs

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A STAG­GER­ING 1,700 peo­ple have ap­plied for just EIGHT jobs go­ing in one cafe.

Cof­fee chain Costa re­ceived an as­tound­ing 212 ap­pli­ca­tions for each post at a new branch.

Many were from sacked HMV or Clin­tons work­ers, stores which have re­cently been hit by ad­min­is­tra­tion and a mas­sive dip in sales.

Some of the ap­pli­cants for the jobs in Not­ting­ham city cen­tre have had up to 15 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in re­tail.

It’s thrown new un­em­ploy­ment fig­ures into ques­tion – as min­is­ters say job­less fig­ures are fall­ing.

TUC gen­eral Sec­re­tary Frances O’Grady says the huge num­ber of ap­pli­cants high­lights the em­ploy­ment cri­sis grip­ping the na­tion.

He said: “Th­ese fig­ures show just how des­per­ate peo­ple are for any kind of work.

“Min­is­ters claim there are plenty of jobs out there but the re­al­ity is there are far more peo­ple chas­ing those jobs.”

The jobs at Costa were paying just £5.40 an hour.

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