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Jobs boom at Royal Mail for Christmas period

Royal Mail hiring 13,000 more temporary workers than normal for Christmas shopping boom

Royal Mail will hire 13,000 more temporary workers than normal for the Christmas shopping boom. 

The FTSE250 business will take on two-thirds more posties and sorters in addition to the 20,000 employed in a normal year. 

A good sign: Royal Mail is is preparing for a flood of parcels over the Christmas period

Retail analysts believe 2020 will be the first Christmas where more than 50 per cent of shopping is online – up from 31 per cent last year, and the £1.5billion firm is preparing for a flood of parcels. 

Executive chairman Keith Williams told The Sunday Times: ‘It’s a big logistical challenge.’ 

Retail sales rose in September for the fifth month, and are 5.5 per cent higher than before the pandemic.

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