More than 100 jobs in the works for Hull holiday homes specialist in staycation boom
A Yorkshire holiday home specialist has announced that it is creating more than 100 jobs as it prepares for a staycation boom.
Willerby, headquartered in Hull, is taking its workforce to more than 1,100 with the “major” recruitment drive, which will create jobs on its production line.
The new production line, which will open in June, will be aimed at meeting the current surge in demand for holiday homes, with Willerby reporting that its order book is already full until the middle of 2022.
The line, which is the company’s fifth, will be in a 17,000 sq ft building previously used to store materials, fixtures and fittings.
Peter Munk, CEO of Willerby, commented: “The Covid pandemic has resulted in a boom in staycations and an unprecedented demand for high-quality holiday homes, which is reflected in our order book.
“We believe this impact will be over the long term and that has given us the confidence to open this new production line and recruit 100 new employees in the latest stage of our continued growth.
“It will significantly increase our capacity to produce premium holiday homes and create much-needed jobs in the local area during what remains a very difficult period for many people.
“It is particularly pleasing that, as we celebrate our landmark anniversary and reflect on our proud heritage, we can also look forward to a very bright future.”
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