EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Greater Manchester; North West
Location of affected unit(s): Bolton


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
53.20 - Other postal and courier activities

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 23-07-2017
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 500

Additional Information

Postal handling service Whistl has opened its new centre in Bolton, Greater Manchester in a move which will create 500 jobs. Sixty of the jobs have been ring-fenced to hep long-term out of work benefit claimants back into work. The official opening of the new site took place in July 2017, though Whistl began moving staff into the new site from April 2017 onwards. The site incorporates workers from the company's Leeds and Warrington sites, as well as allowing for further expansion and new job creation. There is no information available as to when the new jobs will be filled.