Printer Friendly

Travel back to work with us.

Travel agent Thomas Cook is creating 100 jobs at its nine shops in the North East.

Older workers and mums wanting to return to work are being targeted to fill vacancies.

The posts will enable job sharing, term-time contracts and school-hour working, along with other employee benefits such as cheap holidays.

Thomas Cook chief executive, Manny Fontenla-Novoa, said he thought customers could identify better with older staff. He said: "Among our top sellers, 20% work part-time and 32% are over 50. That's why we are looking to offer further opportunities to them."

A Welcome Back campaign is also being launched for people who have left the travel industry. Mr Fontenla-Novoa said: "It's no secret the industry has had a torrid time since September 11, but this recruitment shows how confident we now are in the business."
COPYRIGHT 2003 MGN Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2003 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Business
Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Oct 27, 2003
Words:136
Previous Article:Should drivers fund services?
Next Article:Transport curbing UK.


Related Articles
Franchises pummeled by Sept. 11 fallout, skittish consumers say happy days will return. (The Economy).
Travel Costs on the rise: Despite a decrease in corporate travel spending, business travel costs are expected to increase by 3%. (Business Travel).
Travel industry's tough times are beginning to improve.
Growth in hard times: surviving--and thriving--amidst chaos isn't impossible. The secret lies in corporate culture, a contrarian attitude, the art of...
Trends: travel picture brightens.
Visa: innovative corporate payment solution now available across Latin America: Visa Central Travel Account Program.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2021 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters |