Workforce Staffing helps ex-Toys R Us staff back to work

Dozens of staff facing unemployment, following the closure of the Toys R Us Coventry distribution centre, have been helped back into work by local recruiter Workforce Staffing.

The toy retailer collapsed in February leaving thousands of staff out of work at locations across the UK. One of those locations was the firm’s Coventry distribution centre.

In a statement, released at the end of last week, Workforce Staffing revealed it acted swiftly once the closure of Toys R Us UK stores was confirmed – with its recruitment consultants matching up staff based at the Toys R Us distribution centre in Coventry with similar jobs in and around the city.

Stuart Biggs, branch manager at Workforce Staffing, said: “We had worked with Toys R Us for four years, filling their vacancies with skilled people in a range of roles at their massive Coventry distribution site, so we knew exactly the sort of talent and experience that the workers had, and how they would be ideal for some of our other clients.”

Around 40 candidates were signed up by Workforce Staffing, which has found jobs for Toys R Us staff in various roles with companies across the region – from production and general operative positions, through to maintenance engineers and team leaders.

Biggs added: “We spent three days on site at Toys R Us, speaking to and registering candidates who wanted to find alternative work. I’m very proud of the way we managed to turn things around for so many workers during an obviously troubling time for them and their families.”

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