Xmas job boom at Royal Mail
ABOUT 600 jobs will be created in Skelmersdale this month, as the Royal Mail opens a temporary sorting centre.
The postal service is creating six parcel sorting centres as it prepares for its busiest time of the year in the run up to Christmas.
Last year, Royal Mail handled around 149 million parcels during the Christmas rush.
A total of 2,700 workers will be hired to work in the six centres – which are also in Warwickshire, West Lothian, Cardifff, Wakefield and West London – with approximately 600 needed in Skelmersdale.
The company says it is offering “competitive” pay rates, along with a flexible range of shifts and for those who want to work flexibly or less than 20 hours a week.
It has set up a dedicated website for people to apply for the Christmas positions – https://christmasrecruitment.royalmailgroup.com – though they can also apply by emailing Christmas_ email@example.com or by calling the automated helpline on 0345 600 1785.
A spokesman for Royal Mail said: “This is the eighth year that Royal Mail has opened a dedicated network of parcel sort centres.
“The use of additional temporary parcel sort centres is now an integral part of Royal Mail’s substantial financial commitment to additional resources at Christmas, to handle the festive mail bag.”
The service has also announced its final posting date for Christmas mail, which are:
December 18 – Second Class mail.
December 20 – First Class mail.
December 21 – Royal Mail tracked.
December 22 – Special delivery guaranteed.