Reactiv’s new round of recruitment

THIRTY-five jobs are up for grabs on Monday at a jobs fair at the Shay Stadium.

The Elland-based Reactiv Group is expanding its call centre operations and the new jobs involve generating leads for clients.

Group development director Aidan Jewitt said successful applicants would be invited for training from the following week.

The company held a similar jobs fair in December and recruited a similar number of staff from that.

Late last year the direct marketing company Reactiv Media was relaunched as the Reactiv Group with nine new brands and plans to create 600 jobs in Elland this year and hundreds more across the UK.

The brands are: Reactiv Media, Reactiv Digital, Reactiv Apps, Reactiv Mobile, Reactiv Solar, Want a Pay Day Loan, Oakwell Finance, Need A Loan Now, Fat Cat (print) and Millie Bee (skin care and fragrance).

Mr Jewitt said currently there were around 150 employed in Elland.

“The intention is to create bundles of jobs and we have the building blocks in place,” he said.

Market conditions and skills shortages have slowed progress but the company is committed to progressing its expansion plans.

Reactiv is now nearing capacity at its Gas Works Lane premises and is in talks to acquire new premises in Elland and Halifax but has said it would retain its main operations within Calderdale.

Monday’s jobs fair runs from 2 pm to 7 pm.