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The boss of a parcel firm in Nuneaton which has bought some of the assets of the Coventry based company City Link, that collapsed at Christmas, says he wants to take on as many of its employees as he can.
Petar Cvetkovic, the chief executive of DX Group, says he has already contacted 800 of them through social media.
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A recruitment drive is being held by a firm in Staffordshire for workers made redundant by City Link.
APC overnight are offering 100 jobs today.
400 people across the Midlands lost their jobs on New Year's Eve when Coventry-based city link folded.
This is an extremely difficult time for City Link staff members and their families. Following discussions with board members we've made the decision to prioritise City Link staff for the job vacancies we currently have on offer. The recruitment day will be held between 12.00 pm and 5.00 pm."
A parcel delivery firm based in Cannock in Staffordshire is offering 100 jobs to former City Link workers.
More than 600 staff in the Midlands lost their jobs yesterday.
APC Overnight is to make the jobs available at its national centre in Cannock, and say they expect an increase in custom following the firm's collapse.
There is a jobs fair next Tuesday which hopefuls are encouraged to attend.
Details on the vacancies at APC Overnight can be found here.
Quentin Abel is the director of the company.
The Business Secretary Vince Cable MP has commented on the news of 2,356 City Link redundancies across the company’s UK sites. The delivery firm, which has headquarters in Coventry, went into administration on Christmas Day.
"This is very sad news for the City Link workers and their families at a particularly difficult time of year. The Government has put arrangements in place to help employees who are made redundant and we stand ready to help.
"City Link employees and self-employed drivers who have their contracts terminated as a result of City Link's administration will be able to access the Government's rapid response service, which draws together local partners such as Jobcentre Plus and the skills bodies to deliver support for each person affected.
"In addition, a Facebook page has been set-up to link up companies holding suitable vacancies with those who have been made redundant, so if drivers can be redeployed into new jobs in this competitive buoyant market they will be".
It's been confirmed tonight that more than 2,300 workers at the City Link parcel distribution firm will be made redundant.
This morning workers were hopeful of a possible offer to save parts of the firm, but this evening administrators confirmed a deal could not be reached, leaving more than 400 people out of work at City Link's headquarters in Coventry and other depots across the Midlands. Jane Hesketh reports.
The RMT union said the failure to secure jobs was "a disgraceful and cynical betrayal".
The confirmation from the administrators that they have just sacked 2,400 staff and are pulling the plug on any efforts to save City Link is a disgraceful and cynical betrayal that will wreck the lives of our members, many of whom are owed thousands of pounds.
RMT does not believe that those pulling the strings had any interest in saving this business and were happy to cut and run leaving a trail of human misery in their wake. The City Link collapse has blown the lid off the cosy relationship between bandit capitalism and the political elite.
A delivery firm in Northamptonshire is appealing to former City Link employees to get in touch.
Panther Warehousing say they are looking for up to 100 drivers across the UK and up to 40 customer service and warehouse staff.
They are also hoping to expand the company around the M25.
They specialise in two-man deliveries - for larger items like beds and garden furniture which have been bought online.
It was confirmed today that more than 2,300 jobs will go at City Link sites across the country - nearly 600 in the Midlands.
More information is available from the company.