Motoring and cycling retailer Halfords is aiming to combat the current labour market crisis partly by by attracting retirees back to work. The company will also target women in a drive to fill 1000 technician roles over the next 12 months. It says increased inflation has boosted membership of its motoring loyalty club from drivers seeking to meet the rocketing cost of running a car. Chief executive, Graham Stapleton, said: “To help meet that demand, we are today launching a recruitment drive to fill 1,000 new automotive technician roles over the next 12 months. In particular, we are hoping to attract retirees back into the workforce, as well as increasing the number of women in technician roles.”

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