2,500 jobs saved as Hays Travel buys 555 Thomas Cook shops
Up to 2,500 jobs have been saved following the announcement that Hays Travel is to buy Thomas Cook’s entire portfolio of 555 shops. Hays is aiming to reopen all shops as soon as possible and all Thomas Cook employees who were made redundant will be offered their old jobs back. In addition, over 100 new jobs will be created at Hays’ head office in Sunderland. Thomas Cook ceased trading in September 2019 after failing to obtain £200m of extra funding.