Delivery firm Hermes to create 10,500 jobs to capitalise on UK ecommerce boom

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Delivery giant Hermes has said it plans to create some 10,500 jobs in the UK after seeing a surge in demand from people shopping at home during the coronavirus lockdown.

The mooted roles include 1,500 full-time positions across its head office and delivery network and a further 9,000 freelance couriers, according to the BBC.

In creating the new roles, Hermes said it would also not accept any money from the government’s job retention bonus scheme. 

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.”

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