Looking for a new job? Parcel firm DPD is hiring 6,000 staff and opening new depots in a bid to meet surging demand from online shoppers

Plus, with shoppers using bricks-and-mortar based stores now often having to queue outside and practice social distancing inside, DPD thinks the trend for online shopping will continue to grow as people tire of the high-street experience. 'I do think the High Street will bounce back from where things are now, but we have to base our modelling on our conversations with retailers and their projections,' DPD boss McDonald said.  He added: 'It looks like there will remain a much greater reliance on e-commerce in the future - that's going to be our 'new normal'.' DPD operates more than 8,000 vehicles from 68 locations and delivers over 250million parcels a year.  While deliveries from online shopping have boomed in the last few months, the customer experience of some deliveries has been less than satisfactory, with many complaining of delays, damaged goods or no-shows.  The owner of B&Q, Kingfisher, has said it plans to hire around 3,000 to 4,000 new staff, with around half of the new posts available in the UK. Kingfisher's boss Thierry Garnier said the company's new recruits would be 'temporary' during the summer, depending on what happened to demand after coronavirus restrictions were eased. Millions of people's jobs have been thrown into jeopardy or already lost during lockdown, with key sectors like airlines, restaurants, retail and even banks shedding huge numbers of staff, forcing many to look for an alternative career path, at least on a temporary basis.