Tuffnells has pledged to guarantee anyone out of work because of Covid19 an interview, as it looks to hire more than 100 new warehouse workers and lorry drivers.
The company has roles available at depots across its whole network including Birmingham, Aberdeen, Leicester, Leeds , Bristol and Sheffield. This is because of the extra demand on its delivery service and a need to cover those absent due to sickness, self-isolation and dependent leave, as it looks to support businesses and customers adapting to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Micheal Holt, executive chairman of Tuffnells, says the whole supply chain is facing an “unprecedented challenge” and businesses like Tuffnells needs 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,” he said.
“Unfortunately, due to Covid19’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,” Holt added.
Tuffnells is taking every precaution necessary to keep its staff and interviewees safe and to follow the government's advice to help halt the spread of the virus. The interviews will be held online as to meet the strict guidelines set out by leading health officials.
As the situation continues, the business expects further roles to become available.
Holt said: “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.”