Ocado success boosts local jobs

November 2013

Ocado van at Birch Coppice

Ocado the online grocer, has this week opened up a range of job opportunities at its state-of-the-art distribution centre on Birch Coppice, Dordon, North Warwickshire.

The £200million Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC) opened on 24th February this year. The site already employs over 1000 people and is processing over 50,000 online grocery orders to customers every week.

This success has meant that the online business has now opened up more permanent job roles and it will boost Ocado to become one of the largest employers in the area.

After presenting to a group of local councillors and delegates this week, the company explained how it was well on track to create further employment opportunities as a result of strong growth.

Ocado gave examples of its work in the local community with schools, the job centre plus and its participation in the Warwickshire food bank scheme.

Liam O’Mahony, Senior Operations Manager, Ocado said “Our Customer Fulfilment Centre in Dordon is continuing to grow rapidly and we are delighted with the progress so far. We will continue to offer a wide range of permanent roles to join our team and support our exciting growth plans.”

In May, Ocado announced a 25 year deal with the supermarket group Morrisons to provide logistics and technology services that support Morrisons providing an online service early next year.

Over the past year, Ocado shares have rose remarkably by over 500 percent and on Tuesday were trading at 418p.

Ocado’s latest vacancies will be available via the local job centre plus or online at ocado.com/careers.

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