Jul 20, 2020

Delivery giant to hire 10,500 amid UK online shopping surge

Delivery giant Hermes says it will create 10,500 jobs in the UK after seeing a surge in demand from people shopping from home during lockdown. "Hermes boss 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." The German firm, which has operated in the UK since 2000, has a network of more than 15,000 self-employed couriers in the country. Hermes follows Primark, John Lewis and Rightmove in promising to shun the government's job retention bonus scheme, which will pay firms £1,000 for every furloughed worker they retain past January.

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