Supply giant Hermes will create over 10,000 new jobs in the UK as it invests £ 100m to cope with the "massive surge" in online shopping during the ban
- Courier giant creates opportunities for 9,000 couriers and 1,500 full-time employees
- Hermes said that online shopping would not lose ground as stores reopened
- Retailers are trying to get more customers through their doors
The delivery giant Hermes will create more than 10,000 new jobs as it invests £ 100m to meet buyer demand.
Hermes said it was a massive surge in online shopping caused by the Corona virus blocking.
The company will create 9,000 self-employed courier opportunities across the country, in addition to 1,500 new full-time employees, including those based in Yorkshire.
Supply giant Hermes will create more than 10,000 new jobs as it invests £ 100m to meet demand [file photo]
The buyers turned to the Internet during the block and not the blocked main street.
Retailers are trying to gain more customers through their doors after the stores have reopened.
However, Hermes said that online shopping would not lose ground even if the main street welcomed customers back.
"The pandemic has accelerated the already phenomenal growth of online shopping and we see no signs of this changing," said CEO Martijn de Lange.
Hermes said it was a massive surge in online shopping caused by the corona virus blocking [file photo]
Hermes said it is preparing for a massive Christmas season and expects to ship around 3.5 million parcels a day during the reporting period, almost twice as much as last year.
"It is therefore important that we have the right infrastructure and the right people to support this," said de Lange.
& # 39; This is good news for the many people whose incomes have unfortunately been affected and we are pleased to be able to support the UK economy with so many jobs at the moment.
“In the first fortnight after the ban, we had thousands of applications from pub employees, chefs, children's entertainers, dog walkers, bar singers, beauticians, hairdressers, pilots and many, many others. We look forward to welcoming our new employees in the coming weeks. & # 39;
Hermes UK said it has already invested more than £ 30 million in its operations. Part of it was used to open 90 new sub-depots and buy new vans.
Hermes said it is preparing for a massive Christmas season and expects to transport around 3.5 million parcels a day during the reporting period, almost twice as much as last year [file photo]