Covid 19: The Hut Group announces over 500 new jobs

The Hut Group (THG) has announced it will be creating over 500 new positions in manufacturing, logistics and fulfilment in response to a rapid rise in demand for the online brand’s health, beauty and nutrition products.

The global technology and online consumer group, which includes the brands Myprotein.com and Lookfantastic.com, is also experiencing record levels of demand for its technology and operating platform. This enables brands to be taken direct to consumers over the internet for companies such as Nestle, Nintendo and Walgreens. New job opportunities could therefore also be forthcoming in this part of THG’s business.

THG’s recruitment surge was originally going to take place later in the year; however, the recent increase in demand has enabled the group to bring forward these plans. The majority of the new roles announced will be in its manufacturing and fulfilment centre based in Warrington, Cheshire, with the remainder spread across its sites in Wroclaw, Poland and Kentucky, USA.

The move hopes to offset the job losses caused by the economic impact of the coronavirus, Covid 19, over recent weeks, particularly in the North West region of England, where THG is based. Matthew Moulding, founder and chief executive Officer of THG, commented: “Some of the region’s biggest employers have had to make incredibly tough decisions in recent days, leaving a worrying number of people out of work at such a vulnerable time. Our message to those affected is that we will look to do whatever we can to help, and so we are bringing forward our recruitment plans. We are now hiring across our manufacturing and logistics sites with immediate effect. We need you and would be thrilled to provide you with a new opportunity at this incredibly challenging time.” 

The group will continue to monitor the situation with a view to advertising further new positions in the coming weeks and months, should demand continue to grow for its beauty and wellness products.