SIR Philip Green is to offer 1,000 BHS staff jobs at his Arcadia retail empire, a week after being grilled by MPs over the department store chain’s collapse.
The workers are currently employed at Arcadia concessions, such as Dorothy Perkins and Wallis, within BHS stores.
It is understood that the Topshop billionaire has also instructed his lieutenants to help some of the 10,000 remaining BHS workers find new jobs.
During a parliamentary hearing last week, Sir Philip apologised to staff and admitted that he sold the business to the ‘wrong guy’, adding that he will ‘sort’ the firm’s pension scheme which has a £571m black hole.
Sir Philip has come in for criticism for taking about £400m in dividends out of BHS during his 15-year ownership and for selling the firm to former bankrupt Dominic Chappell for £1 in 2015.
The 163-store chain, including stores in Portsmouth, Fareham and Chichester, is in the process of being wound down by administrator Duff & Phelps.