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Joanne Ray
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Royal Mail to hire 33,000 Xmas staff

Royal Mail is to hire a record 33,000 temporary workers for the Christmas period – two-thirds more than usual – to handle the UK festive parcel frenzy triggered by the surge in online shopping.

Christmas is always the busiest time for the postal service, but this year it is seeking record numbers of temporary recruits to help to sort an even higher flow of packages as high-street closures during the pandemic have forced shoppers online.

The UK has about 90,000 postal workers and Royal Mail typically hires 20,000 seasonal workers. This year, the extra staff will work mainly in sorting offices, delivery vans and data centres.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/oct/25/royal-mail-to-hire-record-number-of-christmas-temps?

View vacancies here - https://jobs.royalmailgroup.com/

 

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