|Greg Hands Opens TNT Post Delivery Unit|
MP meets some of 75 posties recruited in Parsons Green
Chelsea and Fulham MP Greg Hands has opened TNT Post UK’s new delivery unit in The Old Gas Works, Parsons Green, and met with some of the 75 Posties who have recently been recruited following the company’s expansion in to South West London.
Operating since June this year, Fulham joins five other new TNT Post delivery units in the South West London area, providing a new delivery service to local residents and businesses.
Over 500 new jobs have been created since June, with many of the new Posties coming from long term unemployed backgrounds and recruited through the Work Programme, Remploy and local job centres.
While at the Parsons Green delivery unit, Greg was able to see TNT Post’s new technology in action. Increasing efficiency and unique to the TNT Post, every single letter delivered is scanned before being posted through the letterbox.
TNT Post has created over 1000 jobs in the capital since beginning its mail delivery trial last year, and has made a concerted commitment to tackling youth and long-term unemployment. The company plans to extend its delivery service across the UK in the next five years, and aims to create 20,000 jobs.
Following the visit, the MP said: " It is great to see my constituents happy at work with TNT Post and to hear the Posties share their stories, particularly those from long term unemployed backgrounds. It is important that new jobs are created for all sections of our community."
You can read more about Greg's recent activities in his latest e-bulletin.
September 10, 2013