How can dry cleaning support the unemployed?

Timpson, a retailer specialising in everything from key cutting to dry cleaning, is offering free dry cleaning for unemployed people going to interviews.

Fighting the odds

Interviews can be really stressful, even if you’re fully prepared. So undoubtedly, the majority of us want to look our best for a job interview, which often means wearing a suit or other smart clothing. However, clothes stains on interview clothing are said to “turn off” 59% of executives. Which is a problem easily solved by many, but for those who are unemployed, paying roughly £10 to get your interview outfit dry cleaned is a much bigger challenge. 

A helping hand 

Timpson is working to help job seekers look their best –  even when times are tough – by offering a free dry cleaning service for unemployed members of the public. Anyone currently out of work and heading for an interview can get their interview outfit cleaned free of charge in all of their 1,395 stores nationwide. 

The key to success

Eligible customers don’t need a voucher to receive this support, they simply need to call into their local Timpson branch and chat to a member of staff, who will ask a few questions to make sure the interview is genuine. In fact, Timpson states that as long as the items which are brought in to be cleaned are for a legitimate job interview, they will be always happy to provide a completely free service.

“This story shows how Timpson supports Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, specifically Target 8.5: “By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.”

About Timpson

Founded in 1865, Timpson is a British multinational retailer specialising in shoe repairs, key cutting, locksmith services and engraving, as well as dry cleaning and photo processing. They are based in Wythenshawe, Manchester, and currently have over 1,300 stores. 

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