Sunday 25th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Carriers step in to recruit former City Link employees

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More carriers are stepping in with offers of work for City Link staff who have been made redundant as a result of the company going into administration on Christmas Eve.

APC Overnight, DX Group and UK Mail are all advertising employment opportunities for City Link staff on their web sites. CitySprint also says it is recruiting couriers.

Other carriers are making use of City Link Job Board, a Facebook page set up to help City Link staff get back into employment.

Companies using the site include Tuffnells, Eddie Stobart, Norbert Dentressangle, Yodel, Pharmed, and TNT. A number of recruitment agencies are also advertising on the site.

Some 2,356 City Link employees were made redundant on New Year’s Eve after a last ditch bid for the company failed.

371 people have been retained to deal with the parcels that remain within the company’s network, and to assist in winding down its operations. The depots will remain open for a few days to allow customers and intended recipients to collect their parcels.

Hunter Kelly, Charles King and Tom Lukic of EY’s Restructuring team were appointed joint administrators on 24th December.

Kelly said: “City Link Limited has incurred substantial losses over several years. These losses reflect a combination of intense competition in the sector, changing customer and parcel recipient preferences, and difficulties for the company in reducing its cost base.

“The strain of these losses became too great and all but used up Better Capital’s £40m investment, which was made in 2013 and intended to help to turn around the company. Despite the best efforts to save City Link Limited, including marketing the company for sale, it could not continue to operate as a going concern and administrators were appointed.”

Companies offering jobs to former City Link staff

City Link Job Board
This is a Facebook page where jobs can be posted to help City Link staff get back into employment.
Click here to visit the City Link Job Board.

APC Overnight
APC has earmarked up to 100 jobs at its Cannock hub and is organising a recruitment afternoon for next week (starting 5th January).
Telephone: 01922 702544

Panther Warehousing
Two-man delivery specialist Panther Warehousing is looking for up to 100 self-employed and employed drivers (50 two-man teams) together with up to 40 general customer service and warehouse staff. For further information, contact: hr@panthergroup.co.uk

DX Group
On its web site, DX Group says: “We are going to help as many suitable candidates as we can to ensure that all are given the opportunity to get back to work quickly.”

UK Mail
On its web site UK Mail is inviting City Link employee or subcontractor seeking to make contact.

CitySprint
CitySprint has a number of opportunities available across the country.

Aspray 24 also says it has opportunities at a number of depots within a commutable distance from City Link sites. Email: ds@aspray24.com