Tui is to hold a recruitment fair to help Thomas Cook staff who lost their jobs following the company’s collapse.
The event will take place at Tui’s Luton headquarters with details of a date and timings to be released tomorrow (Tuesday, 24 September).
Tui took to Twitter to express its sadness at the failure of its long-time rival, which ceased trading in the early hours of this morning after 178 years in business.
“We are sorry to learn of the Thomas Cook news. We really feel for everyone affected by this announcement – customers on holiday, anyone due to travel and of course their employees,” Tui tweeted.
We are sorry to learn of the Thomas Cook news. We really feel for everyone affected by this announcement - customers on holiday, anyone due to travel with them and of course their employees. We will be holding a recruitment fair at our Luton Office for people who are impacted. pic.twitter.com/77BYC8S0et— TUI Jobs UK (@TUIJobsUK) September 23, 2019
Tui was among a number of travel firms to pledge their support for Cook staff and offer them to apply for new roles within their businesses.
Travel Counsellors’ UK managing director and chief commercial officer Kirsten Hughes urged the industry to “come together” and “focus on helping those affected”.
“We’re here to offer advice to the Thomas Cook staff who will unfortunately be facing an uncertain future at this time, and would urge these people to get in touch with our careers team to chat about their options by emailing email@example.com or call 0161 464 5243,” she said.