Stoke & Staffordshire

City Link collapse: APC aims to take on axed staff

City Link depot seen through locked gates Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Coventry-based City Link collapsed over Christmas and its workforce have been told to expect "substantial redundancies"

A Staffordshire delivery firm has said it will make up to 100 jobs available to workers made redundant by the collapse of rival courier City Link.

APC Overnight said it would give priority to former City Link staff in filling vacancies at its national sorting centre in Cannock.

Coventry-based City Link collapsed over Christmas.

Its 2,727-strong workforce have been told to expect "substantial redundancies".

APC Overnight chief executive Karl Brown said: "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."

He added further posts may also be made available at 115 other APC depots throughout the UK.

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