DPD has announced plans to create 700 new jobs in response to a surge in demand for next-day deliveries.
The parcel delivery firm said the part time weekend roles had been created due to a 40% increase in weekend parcel volumes in 2017.
In addition, DPD confirmed that 100 new warehouse jobs had been created in the firm’s regional depot network, to support the increased traffic.
Dwain McDonald, DPD’s chief executive said: “The increased demand for weekend deliveries is coming direct from the consumer.
”Online shoppers increasingly expect to get their goods the next day, regardless of when they make the purchase. We also find that many customers now specifically request a weekend delivery for goods like fashion and electronic devices where they want to be sure they are going to be at home to receive it.”