Royal Mail has launched a drive to recruit over 200 temporary workers in Northampton to help sort the Christmas post as well as the increasing amount of online Christmas shopping.
The firm said that temporary positions across a variety of shifts will be available between mid-November through to early January 2016. The peak of the additional temporary work will be in December.
The majority of seasonal positions will support Royal Mail’s 120,000 permanent postmen and women, who sort and deliver the mail all year round. Parcelforce Worldwide is also looking for drivers and indoor workers as the whole organisation gears up to deliver at Christmas.
Royal Mail has set up a dedicated website for people to apply for the Christmas positions www.royalmailgroup.com/xmasjobs or by calling the helpline on 0345 600 1785.
Royal Mail’s operations director Tony Fox said: “Christmas is our busiest time of year. We plan all year round to help ensure we deliver the best possible service for consumers and businesses in the UK at Christmas.
“We make a substantial commitment in additional resources including the recruitment of thousands of temporary workers to handle the festive mailbag and the growing market of online Christmas shopping.”
Royal Mail also has a year-round recruitment drive. More information is available at www.royalmail.com/jobs.