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Over 100 new jobs set to bring Christmas joy in Dartford area

PUBLISHED: 16:37 14 October 2015 | UPDATED: 16:37 14 October 2015

Yodel driver with trailer

Yodel driver with trailer

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Many of the posts are set to become permanent after the festive period ends

Almost 150 jobs are set to be created in Dartford ahead of the Christmas period.

The jobs are part of independent parcel carrier Yodel’s national recruitment drive as they look for 776 part-time and full-time staff from around Greater London.

As part of the initiative there are 149 jobs on offer in Dartford, as the company looks to hire directly employed drivers, owner drivers and self-employed couriers.

Dick Stead, executive chairman of Yodel, said: “Our recent research has shown that the 2015 Christmas period is set to break the mould once again, with nearly four times as many people planning to take advantage of the Black Friday online promotions.”

A third of the company’s recruitment drive in the Greater London area is aimed at self-employed couriers.

The position offers staff the chance to work from home in their own car, delivering and picking up parcels from the local area.

“Many of the vacancies are flexible and perfect for those who want to fit work around families, or who have retired but want to remain active and earn some extra cash.

“Other roles are full time and we expect many posts to become permanent after the Christmas season.

Gareth Johnson MP said: “It is great news that Yodel are creating a large number of jobs in Dartford.

“It is yet another sign of the increased confidence businesses have in the local area. The internet has ensured that there is an increased reliance now on parcel deliveries and I am pleased that Dartford is not missing out on the opportunities this can bring.”

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