North-West recruiter enjoys summer boom in temp placements

A Birkenhead-headquartered recruitment business reports it is enjoying significant success in placing more temporary workers this summer in driving, logistics, distribution and warehousing jobs than at the same time in previous years.

Recruit Right, which recently set up a base in Liverpool, credits a surge in online shopping, food manufacturing and the growth of transport and logistics operations as contributing to the increases. Many of their newly recruited temporary workers had been furloughed or had lost jobs because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The summer usually finds about 300 temporary workers being sent out by Recruit Right, but in June, the figure increased to more than 400, a company statement said. 

“Now that figure has shot up to 500 – something we don’t normally see until September – and it’s likely to go as high as 800 by October,” said director Helen Cornah. “After that, all sectors will begin to experience pre-Christmas activity so we could be having an even greater jobs explosion by the end of the year.”

The company’s new Liverpool office is in the city’s Exchange Flags business complex. Along with its Birkenhead HQ, it also has offices in Manchester and Blackburn.

• Comment below on this story. Or let us know what you think by emailing us at [email protected] or tweet us to tell us your thoughts or share this story with a friend.

Circle Select dives down for talent, but who is narrating the video?

Sir David Attenborough knows a things about the natural world, but he is not the first name that comes to mind when it comes to promoting a recruitment business.

Lighter Side 30 July 2020

Recruitment bright spots amid jobs carnage

After Marks & Spencer’s announcement yesterday that it plans to shed 900 jobs – just the latest in a litany of bad news on the jobs front – recruiters could be excused for feeling a bit gloomy.

21 July 2020

Letter demands licensing of garment factories

More than 50 MPs and Peers alongside leading retailers, as well as the Association of Labour Providers, are calling on the home secretary Priti Patel to take urgent action to prevent the exploitation of garment workers in the UK.

21 July 2020

Employee numbers down but Avon reports surge in new reps calling

The number of employees on payrolls in the UK was down in June by nearly 650,000 from March this year, but the decline appears to be slowing.

16 July 2020