Recruitment firm manages 200% increase in warehouse headcount in run-up to Christmas
August 20th 2020 – 40 new jobs have been announced for Bridgwater residents, as OD Talent Solutions teams up with Something Different for a 200% increase in their temporary warehouse staff ahead of Christmas. Working the roles exclusively, OD Talent Solutions is also offering a careers masterclass to previously redundant workers on completion of their contract. This includes a free CV review, and a free seat at their ‘Candidate Glow-Up Webinar’, designed to upskill candidates on how to prepare for, and do well at interviews. The roles – which are full time at the National Living Wage – will see candidates work at the local Bridgwater warehouse off Taunton Road. Additional overtime and shift allowances – at higher rates of pay – are also available.
Alfred van Pelt, Managing Director at Something Different (Europe) Limited, stated: “Our business has been part of the community in Bridgwater for nearly 20 years now. It’s fantastically exciting to be able to give something back. It’s my hope that many of these jobs go to people who’ve recently lost their jobs following the end of the furlough scheme.
“This is an exciting time for us. While our order volumes and headcount are increasing, our culture and goals are solid. With Coronavirus hitting some sectors hard, ecommerce has emerged as a fast-growing industry. With Christmas well on the way, we’re expecting more demand than ever.”
Speaking on the 40 new jobs managed by her firm, Laura O’Driscoll, Managing Director of OD Talent Solutions, commented: “We’re a young company with deep roots in the Somerset community, so it’s a privilege to be able to help so many people find a new role. With the furlough scheme winding up, Bridgwater’s businesses may need to make difficult redundancy decisions. Our work with Something Different is a green shoot of growth for the area, helping those impacted get back to work.
“These roles are a fantastic opportunity for people to gain experience in a new industry – to broaden their horizons before they search for permanent employment. We’re so committed to the people of Somerset. That’s why we’re offering our free webinars on how to find great jobs. We’re excited to be working with Something Different – they’re a growing business with a fantastic culture. They want to make a big difference for local people.”
The roles with SomDiff.com are managed exclusively by OD Talent Solutions. For more information on the company, or these roles, please visit www.odtalentsolutions.co.uk.