Hut Group to create 500 jobs in face of coronavirus crisis
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One of Manchester’s fastest growing firm The Hut Group is creating 500 jobs to help ease the economic impact of coronavirus.
The global technology and online consumer brand group this morning announced plans to bring forward more than 500 new job vacancies across its manufacturing and distribution sites.
In recent weeks, the Manchester-based company has seen a surge in demand for its health, beauty and nutrition products across its world-leading brands, including Myprotein.com and Lookfantastic.com.
The increase in demand for THG’s products has provided the group with the confidence to bring forward its recruitment plans from later this year.
The firm is creating more than 500 permanent positions across its manufacturing, fulfilment and logistics divisions.
Most of the roles will be at THG’s 1m sq. ft. manufacturing and fulfilment centre based in Warrington.
The rest will be at the firm’s manufacturing and fulfilment sites in Wroclaw, Poland and Kentucky, U.S.A.
Should the increased demand for THG’s health and beauty brands continue, THG will look to create more roles, beyond the 500 announced today, in the coming weeks.
The firm is particularly welcoming applicants in the North West who have recently lost their jobs as result of the economic pressures surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak.
Matthew Moulding, founder and chief executive, said: “Some of the region’s biggest employers have had to make incredibly tough decisions in recent days, leaving a worrying number of people out of work at such a vulnerable time.
“Our message to those affected is that we will look to do whatever we can to help, and so we are bringing forward our recruitment plans.
“We are now hiring across our manufacturing and logistics sites with immediate effect. We need you and would be thrilled to provide you with a new opportunity at this incredibly challenging time.”
The group is also seeing record demand for its technology and operating platform, where THG takes brands direct to consumers over the internet for Nestle, P&G, Walgreens, Nintendo and many others.
THG is currently reviewing resource planning for this area of its business and may soon announce further significant opportunities in this area.