Dartford MP welcomes jobs boost for former City Link workers

PUBLISHED: 16:46 06 February 2015 | UPDATED: 16:47 06 February 2015

DPD visit. Credit: Marcus Warren

DPD visit. Credit: Marcus Warren

This image is copyrighted to MCDAW Photography, if you wish to copy or publish please contact us to discuss.

He was ‘delighted’.

A parcel delivery company, DPD, will offer employment to at least six former City Link workers.

DPD confirmed it had already recruited four former City Link staff who lost their jobs when the company went into administration on Christmas Eve, and expects to take on at least another two.

Dartford MP Gareth Johnson has welcomed the jobs boost.

He said: “DPD is a growing company, investing in technology and infrastructure and creating jobs in our region.

“I was delighted to hear that six former City Link workers have found new jobs with DPD in Dartford and I will continue to do all I can to help those in our area affected by City Link’s sudden closure.”

Mr Johnson visited DPD’s depot in Wilmington, which opened in October and created 55 new jobs.

DPD’s general manager in Dartford, Dan Hadley, said: “It was great to have Gareth come down for a look around the depot and to be able to pass on the good news about the former City Link staff.

“We’re a rapidly growing company and our new purpose built depot in Dartford gives us a huge advantage in terms of location and sorter technology, meaning we can increase the number of parcels we handle and service more routes cost effectively.

“It is a key location for us with Bluewater nearby and the new depot means we can provide an outstanding service to DPD customers in the area.”

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Gravesend Reporter. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Gravesend Reporter