- 24 March 2020
- Transport / Logistics Services
As the economy morphs due to COVID-19, logistics players Tuffnells has guaranteed anyone out of work due to the crisis an interview. The delivery firm is looking for more than 100 warehouse workers and drivers.
The roles are available at depots including Birmingham, Aberdeen, Leeds, Bristol and Sheffield.
Micheal Holt, chief executive of Tuffnells, says the whole supply chain is facing an unprecedented challenge and businesses like Tuffnells needed to hire more staff to cope with demand.
“It’s been an extremely difficult period for us all no matter where you are or what you do for work. The sheer rise in demand for goods in the recent weeks means we are working extremely hard to deliver the supplies businesses and customers need to operate as best they can considering the circumstances.”
“Unfortunately, due to COVID-19’s impact on the economy, many hard working and extremely skilled individuals have found themselves without work, through no fault of their own. That’s why we have made this pledge so it gives people with the relevant skills in the locations where we have roles the opportunity to bounce back quickly.”
The delivery company says that it is following every protocol to maintain staff and interviewee safety during the process.
Holt said he expected further roles to become available: “The kind of spike in demand we are seeing is similar to that around the festive period. Meaning if this continues to be the case for a number of weeks and months we could in fact have to make further roles available.”