Delivery giant Hermes will create more than 10,000 new jobs as it invests £100 million to meet the demand from stay-at-home shoppers.
Hermes said it is dealing with a massive spike in online shopping caused by the coronavirus lockdown.
The firm will create 9,000 opportunities for self-employed couriers across the country in addition to 1,500 new full time staff including workers at its Yorkshire head office.
Shoppers have turned to the internet instead of the closed high street during lockdown.
High street retailers are trying to attract more customers through their doors after shops were allowed to reopen.
However, Hermes said it thought online shopping would not lose ground even as the high street welcomes customers back.
'The pandemic has expedited the already phenomenal growth of online shopping and we see no sign of this changing,' said chief executive Martijn de Lange.
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