FTA launches logistics matching service

Tunbridge Wells, UK: FTA has launched a campaign on social media that aims to link logistics staff, such as drivers, with businesses who need their services on a temporary basis.

The #LogisticsHelpsLogistics campaign on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn is designed to link drivers, warehouse staff and transport managers who have capacity with businesses looking for staff.

“If you need a driver, or a warehouse operator, or transport manager, please post your vacancy using the hashtag #LogisticsHelpsLogistics,” says FTA.

“Let’s see if we can link you up with someone looking for work and if you’re one of those people, advertise your availability in the same way. This is a great opportunity for us all to pull together to make sure that we keep trade moving in the toughest times… From everyone at FTA, stay safe and we hope this initiative helps to keep your teams operating.”

Update:

150,000 logistics workers engage with campaign

By posting jobs or requirements for support on social media, using the campaign hashtag, more than 150,000 logistics workers and business owners have already engaged with the campaign on social media; more than 831,000 individuals in the sector have already been reached in the first five days of the campaign.

Elizabeth de Jong, policy director at FTA, said: “The British public is relying on the logistics sector to keep supermarkets and other essential retailers stocked with food, medicines, hygiene products and other basic items throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as keeping loads moving for industry. As such, we are determined to do everything possible to keep goods moving across the UK. Through the #LogisticsHelpsLogistics campaign, FTA is linking businesses in need of logistics staff with available workers. I would like to encourage everyone to get involved in the campaign – whether it is just by retweeting or sharing content – so we can work together as an industry to navigate the challenging times ahead.”

#LogisticsHelpsLogistics is supported by the Department for Transport and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. If a business requires drivers, warehouse operators or transport managers, they should post their vacancies using the hashtag; similarly, anyone looking for work should use the hashtag to advertise their availability.

Please search for the hashtag #LogisticsHelpsLogistics on your preferred social media platform – Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn – for more information and to get started.

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