British online beauty retailer The Hut Group (THG) has announced plans to bring forward the creation of more than 500 new job vacancies across its manufacturing and distribution sites.
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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. This increase in demand for THG’s products has provided the group with the confidence to bring forward its recruitment plans from later this year.
THG is creating more than 500 permanent positions across manufacturing, fulfillment and logistics in response to the growth in demand. The majority of the roles (about 350) will be created at THG’s 1 million square foot manufacturing and fulfillment center based in Warrington, Cheshire.
The balance of the roles (about 150) will be created at THG’s manufacturing and fulfillment sites in Wroclaw, Poland and Kentucky, United States. 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 weeks ahead.
THG 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.
The company is also seeing record demand for its technology and operating platform, where THG takes brands direct to consumers over the internet for Nestle, Procter & Gamble, 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.
“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,” Matthew Moulding, founder and CEO of THG, said. “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.”