Travel Counsellors launches recruitment drive

Travel Counsellors is getting ready to launch a new recruitment drive in the same month that general demand for staff in the UK fell at its sharpest rate in 11 years.

The company is hosting a broadcast of Travel Counsellors TV from its head office in Bolton on October 15, from which viewers will be able to learn about the business from current home-based agents and head office staff.

Other initiatives include a new–look recruitment website and a recruitment roadshow.

Despite reports that the economic downturn is starting to bite the job market, the company is yet to see an impact and hopes to boostits bank of 900 home–based workers.

Managing director Steve Byrne said: “Sales were up 5% on last year in September.Iwould encourage travel professionals who do not feel they’re getting the rewards they deserve to speak to us.”

Elsewhere, 30 new jobs have been created as a result oftour operator’s decision to move its call centre back from Delhi, India to the UK.The operator is looking to employ travel agents and former travel reps to provide “expert advice” to customers.

Call centre sales manager Katriona White said: “Feedback from customerss howed that they wanted people who have first-hand experience of our destinations.”

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