The Hut Group steps up recruitment drive with 500 new jobs for UK’s north west

By Becky Bargh 27-Oct-2020

The Manchester-based firm will be recruiting between now and the end of the year as it approaches the festive shopping period

Manchester-based tech business The Hut Group (THG) has stepped up its recruitment drive by creating 500 new jobs in the north west of England.

On top of the 2,000 the Lookfantastic owner has created in the last 12 months, the group is now hoping to up its headcount as it approaches the busy festive shopping period.

The majority of the new positions will be in THG Ingenuity, the group’s proprietary tech platform.

“It’s an uncertain time for many people and businesses alike,” said THG’s CEO and Chairman, Matthew Moulding.

“This uncertainty has led to an unprecedented opportunity for THG to add to our exceptionally talented workforce.

“With our busiest trading period of the year approaching, we are excited to welcome 500 new starters ahead of Christmas.”

Back in March, the beauty and wellness proprietor took on the brunt of a number of redundancies due to the coronavirus pandemic by creating 500 new roles, particularly for consumers in the north west region.

The Hut Group invests in the north

Meanwhile, last week, the UK government moved the Greater Manchester area into the ‘very high’ level, or Tier 3, for Covid-19 infection rates.

In this category, the government orders pubs and bars to close if they do not serve food and people not to travel outside the ‘high level’ area.

People should also not meet others outside their household or support bubble in any setting.

As a result, many consumers in the region have found themselves out of work.

Speaking about the latest staff hunt, Moulding added: “Our headquarters are in Manchester, and this recruitment drive will create sustainable and rewarding jobs for people across the North West, and will provide opportunities for all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

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“There has never been a greater or more important time to invest in the people of Greater Manchester and the surrounding area.”