Roles to be based at Bexhill and will be filled by the end of May

Hastings Direct has created 80 new jobs at its Bexhill office.

The town’s largest employer, which has a base in Collington Avenue, is looking to fill the positions by the end of May.

The new roles are in addition to the 174 roles promoted in November that the company successfully filled by the New Year.

The company has also created 20 new positions for its Newmarket office.

Hastings Direct, which has doubled in size in the past three years, now serves almost 1.5 million customers and hopes to double this by 2020.

Hastings Direct HR director Amanda Menahem said: “We have plans to expand our customer base significantly this year and will need lots of new colleagues to support the increase in business. We need to fill 80 new roles by the end of May and we expect to create more new roles later in the year.”