// The Hut Group said it will create 500 jobs across a range of roles
// The ecommerce platform has already added 2000 jobs in the last year
// The majority of positions will be in the group’s technology services division
The Hut Group has announced it is creating 500 jobs between now and the end of the year despite the ongoing pandemic.
The jobs will range across its business in the North West of England, as it approaches its peak trading period.
The company, which recently listed on the London Stock Exchange, has added 2000 jobs in the past 12 months.
The majority of positions will be in the group’s technology services division, THG Ingenuity.
The Hut Group founder and chief executive Matthew Moulding said that the current period of uncertainty “has led to an unprecedented opportunity for THG to add to our exceptionally talented workforce”.
The Hut Group’s headquarters are located in Manchester, and this recruitment drive will create “sustainable and rewarding jobs” for people across the North West.
The Hut Group said it is also working with local partners “to launch an in-house Skills Academy, to retrain people who are out of work as a result of the ongoing pandemic and offer them sustainable employment”.
The company employs 8000 people globally.
The Hut Group saw its shares rise by almost a third following its London Stock Exchange debut last month.
The online health and beauty retailer runs websites that sell nutrition and beauty products under brands like Myprotein and Glossybox.
Moulding become a billionaire after shares surged by almost a third, raising £1.9 billion and making it the UK’s biggest stock market float since 2017.