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Parcelforce depot will create 60 jobs

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: October 30, 2012

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PARCELFORCE Worldwide is to open a new depot in Cornwall, creating 60 new jobs, as part of a £75 million investment programme.

The delivery business, which is part of the Royal Mail Group, says it will create a total of 1,000 new jobs in the UK over the next four years.

A destination has not yet been chosen for the new depot, which would open within the next two years.

The majority of the jobs would be for drivers to collect and deliver parcels.

Royal Mail Group's chief executive Moya Greene said: "Our £75 million investment is part of Royal Mail Group's strategy to grow its parcels businesses in the UK and overseas.

"Our strategy is to convert the rise in parcel volumes into profitable growth. That means becoming a more customer-focused company being run on commercial lines and investing in new, vital technology.

"The investment will enable Royal Mail Group's express parcels' business to meet the rapid growth in demand in the business-to-business, business-to-consumer and consumer-to-consumer markets."

The UK express parcels market is currently worth £5.8 billion a year and carries around 1.1 billion items.

The expansion is part of Royal Mail Group's strategy to grow its parcels businesses in the UK and overseas. In the last reported financial year, Royal Mail Group's parcels businesses accounted for 48 per cent, or £4.2 billion, of its total revenues, excluding Post Office Ltd). Royal Mail Group saw its UK parcel volumes increase by 6 per cent in 2011-12.

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  • posty  |  October 30 2012, 5:34PM

    well as usual the staff are last to know anything, yes good news a depot will open in cornwall but this work is being delivered by the plymouth depot so if this depot opens it will take jobs away from the plymouth staff who have been delivering this work for over 10 years now mmm create 60 jobs and what happens to the staff who are already delivering this work in plymouth? i have worked in the plymouth branch for over 20 years and to find this out from the news and not by the management is typical of royal mail this is not good news for all of us in the plymouth parcelforce based at roborough we cover all off plymouth and the majority of cornwall this does not look good for our staff members we the staff are never informed off these decisions we find out from the news broadcast and radio/tv future lookin bleak for plymouth depot. im very proud to work for parcelforce but feel let down by this as this will have job losses or relocation for many staff members

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