Dartford MP welcomes DPD jobs boost for City Link workers

6 February 2015 – Gareth Johnson MP tours DPD’s new £2.5m Dartford depot

Dartford MP Gareth Johnson has welcomed news that the UK’s favourite parceldelivery company DPD is expecting to offer employment to at least six former City Linkworkers at its rapidly growing Dartford depot.The news came as Mr Johnson MP toured the new state-of-the-art facility inWilmington, which opened in October creating 55 new jobs following a £2.5minvestment from DPD.

DPD confirmed it had already recruited four former City Link staff who lost their jobs when the company went into administration on Christmas Eve, and expects to take onat least another two.

Mr Johnson was given a two hour long tour of the depot by General Manager DanHadley which included meeting drivers, management and operations staff. The MP was also given a demonstration of DPD’s unique Predict technology which notifies customers in advance of their one-hour delivery window so that they don’t have to wait in all day for a parcel. The technology also lets them track their driver around his route and interact with him in real time if they can’t be at home to accept their parcel.

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