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Recruitment firm moving on up as Hertfordshire jobs market booms

Recruitment firm moving on up as Hertfordshire jobs market booms

A rapidly-growing recruitment firm’s Hertfordshire operation has moved to larger premises as it looks to capitalise on a recovery in the local jobs market.

gap personnel, one of the UK’s 10 largest industrial labour providers, has outgrown its Hatfield Business Park branch after just a year due to several major contract wins.

With further growth expected over the coming months, the company has moved to a new base at Albany Chambers in Welwyn Garden City.

Simon Simfield, South East regional director at gap, believes jobseekers in the area could be set to reap the benefits of an upturn in demand for workers in specific sectors.

He said: “We’re seeing particularly strong demand for additional labour from clients in the warehousing and waste management / recycling sectors. 

“We expect this to continue throughout 2013. With a triple-dip recession being avoided, there seems to be a renewed sense of optimism amongst businesses in Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield and further afield.

“After a challenging period, industrial companies across Hertfordshire are now feeling more confident and willing to take people on, which can only be good news for jobseekers.”

gap personnel operates across the UK. The company places and payrolls 7,000 workers a week and last year provided staffing solutions to 1,200 companies in a range of sectors including manufacturing, automotive and food production.

Its new Welwyn Garden City base will also serve as a regional hub for gap’s specialist Driving Force division, which matches LGV and HGV drivers with vacancies at haulage and logistics firms.

Daniella Roberts, branch manager at gap, said: “We’ve had a great year in Hatfield, but with the growth we’re anticipating it made sense to move to larger premises.

“We’re really pleased with our new location. The excellent rail and road links will support our strategy of gaining more clients in the St Albans, Stevenage, Luton and Watford areas.”

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