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Extra recruits in county for Royal Mail Christmas jobs
1:00pm Monday 16th September 2013 in News
DORSET is set for a jobs boost after Royal Mail has launched a campaign to recruit temporary Christmas workers.
Temporary positions at the county’s mailing centre across a variety of shifts will be available between mid-November and early January 2014.
It comes as part of a drive by the Royal Mail to recruit 21,000 temporary workers across the UK to help sort its Christmas mailbags, with more than 218 roles offered in Dorset and 3,000 throughout the South West.
Mike Devanny, delivery director for Dorset, said: “Christmas is the busiest time of the year for Royal Mail and we plan all year round to help ensure we deliver the best possible service to our customers.
“Every Christmas, we make a substantial financial commitment in additional resources to handle the festive mailbag, including the recruitment of thousands of temporary workers.”
Peter Scott, chief executive of Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said: “The additional jobs are good news for Dorset, but somehow we forget that Christmas comes along every year and the seasonal ‘blip’ should not be unexpected.”
The seasonal positions will support the Royal Mail’s permanent 124,000 postmen and women.
For more information visit royalmail.com
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