CONTACT centre operator and despatch firm Spark Response is creating 150 temporary jobs to meet the demand of the Christmas rush.
Gateshead-based Spark has started the recruitment drive as it prepares to meet the increased demand over the festive period for its work sending out goods ordered through online stores.
The Spark is looking to bring in the extra bodies to help in its fulfillment centre, where products for clients including Toys R Us, Soap and Glory and FitFlop are dispatched, as well as additional support for its inbound call centre. The new jobs will take Spark’s total workforce to around 330.
Managing director Peter Slee said: “Elements of our business are highly seasonal and these new positions will ensure we have the staff to meet the demand of our clients. From now until Christmas we will be incredibly busy so it’s an exciting time for new recruits to join Spark Response. And, while these jobs are initially temporary, there could be longer term opportunities for the right people.”
Spark Response currently employs 180 people and also counts Cancer Research UK, Red Direct, Ethical Superstore, Pavers Shoes and Best Direct among its clients.