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Hermes To Deliver Over 10,000 New Jobs In The UK

24 Jul 2020

Hermes To Deliver Over 10,000 New Jobs In The UK

Parcel firm Hermes has announced plans to deliver a whopping 10,000 new full or part time jobs in the United Kingdom.

Back in May, we brought you news that increased demand for their delivery services during the pandemic had led Hermes to create 100 new jobs in Nottingham.

With demand for online shopping deliveries still soaring during the continuing COVID-19 outbreak, Hermes has now announced the massive recruitment spree for thousands more staff at various locations around the UK.

The delivery company is looking for 1,500 full time staff, with some roles to be based at their UK head office in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Positions to be filled include warehouse jobs and managerial vacancies.

The move will see Hermes increase its full time staff headcount from around 4,500 to more than 6,000 in the coming months.

The company is also creating 9,000 more jobs for couriers, taking them close to 30,000 people working in those types of roles before the end of this year.

In addition to Coronavirus, the hiring spree at Hermes is also being partly driven by expected increase in demand towards the end of 2020, with Black Friday in in the last week of November followed by Christmas the following month.

Announcing the recruitment drive for thousands of new staff across the UK, Hermes UK’s Chief Executive Officer, Martijn de Lange, said: “The pandemic has expedited the already phenomenal growth of online shopping and we see no sign of this changing. As a result, it is important that we have the right infrastructure and people in place to support this.”

“This is good news for the many people who have sadly had their income affected and we are pleased to be able to support the UK economy with so many jobs at this time,” added Mr de Lange.

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