Tuffnells has pledged to guarantee anyone out of work because of COVID-19 an interview as it looks to hire more than 100 new warehouse workers and lorry drivers. The announcement comes after the chief executive of the British Retail Consortium, Helen Dickinson, said the UK does not have short supplies but the challenge is “people” and “lorries”. Tuffnells has roles available at depots across its whole network including Birmingham, Aberdeen, Leicester, Leeds, Bristol and Sheffield. It is experiencing extra demand […]
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