Christ­mas de­liv­ers jobs for thou­sands

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - THE SELL -

CHRIST­MAS has come early for job seek­ers with news that Aus­tralia Post is re­cruit­ing al­most 4000 work­ers ahead of what’s ex­pected to be a record­break­ing fes­tive sea­son.

Aus­tralia Post last year de­liv­ered more than 40 mil­lion parcels in De­cem­ber alone — an 11.7 per cent in­crease on the pre­vi­ous year — in­clud­ing two record-break­ing days, which saw three mil­lion parcels de­liv­ered in a sin­gle day.

This year is ex­pected to be the big­gest in Aus­tralia Post’s his­tory, partly fu­elled by a big spike in on­line shop­ping.

To help get parcels where they are meant to be, 2500 Christ­mas ca­su­als will be hired across pro­cess­ing and trans­port.

There will also be an ad­di­tional 1200 fixed-term roles avail­able to serve cus­tomers in post of­fices, cus­tomer con­tact cen­tres and across the de­liv­ery net­work.

Group chief ex­ec­u­tive and man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Chris­tine Hol­gate said the new peo­ple would be cru­cial.

“This is a record-break­ing re­cruit­ment drive for what will be the big­gest Christ­mas in Aus­tralia Post’s his­tory, and as we set those new records, we are invit­ing peo­ple to be a part of it,” Ms Hol­gate said.

“On­line pur­chases hit a record $27.5 bil­lion in 2018, and up­com­ing on­line shop­ping sales like Black Fri­day, Cy­ber Mon­day and Sin­gles Day are set to be big­ger than ever.”

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