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Royal Mail will recruit 550 people in Northern Ireland for Christmas post

Published 01/10/2015

Royal Mail's Glasgow mail centre, as Royal Mail has announced plans to recruit 19,000 workers to help deal with the seasonal increase in post and parcels. (Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)
Royal Mail's Glasgow mail centre, as Royal Mail has announced plans to recruit 19,000 workers to help deal with the seasonal increase in post and parcels. (Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)

Royal Mail will be recruiting 550 people in Northern Ireland to help deal with the seasonal increase in post and parcels.

A total of 19,000 workers will be recruited across the UK to help sort and deliver the Christmas mail. The jobs will run from mid-November until early January.

Royal Mail will recruit around 14,000 workers across England, 1,340 in Scotland and 560 in Wales.

Parcelforce Worldwide, Royal Mail Group's express parcels business, is also recruiting around 2,600 people, including drivers.

Royal Mail's chief operations officer Sue Whalley 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.

"Every Christmas, we make a substantial commitment in additional resources to handle the festive mailbag, including the recruitment of thousands of temporary workers."

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