100 jobs created by parcels delivery firm
The online shopping boom during the coronavirus lockdown has led Cannock-based parcel delivery firm The APC to launch a recruitment drive.
The APC, which operates as APC Overnight, said the search for more than 100 staff was its biggest ever hiring for the upcoming peak period in the approach to Christmas.
The UK’s largest independent delivery network has seen demand continue to rise during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The roles – all of which are permanent – include drivers,warehouse operatives, customer services staff and IT workers.
The APC has seen continued year-on-year growth, with parcel and consignment volumes at an all-time high.
The surge in online shopping now looks set to continue as the busiest time of the year for logistics firms, including Black Friday and Christmas, approaches.
Jonathan Smith, chief executive of The APC, said: “The last five months have seen unprecedented demand for our delivery services, as the whole team at The APC works tirelessly to ensure packages are delivered across the country. This increased demand and continued small and medium-sized enterprise customer growth has led to a need for an even larger workforce as we approach peak season and continue to grow as a business.
“We are at a watershed moment in the industry – with many of these new consumer shopping habits likely here to stay – in turn creating longer-term opportunities within The APC and the logistics sector. We are committed not only to providing job opportunities to people in the local area, but also to give those that may not have previously considered a role in logistics a career in an industry that is thriving.”
The APC has its headquarters at Blakeney Way, Kingswood Lakeside, and employs 600 there and at its site in Essington where it originally started 25 years ago. It has a network of more than 100 depots across the UK.
All successful applicants receive training from The APC’s dedicated training academy.
Anyone interested in applying should visit their website.
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