Royal Mail to hire 33,000 temporary staff over festive period [Video]

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Royal Mail has started a recruitment drive to take on 33,000 people to help deliver packages and envelopes over Christmas.

This year they are taking an extra 10,000 people compared to normal because of an expected rise in the amount of post being sent because of the pandemic.

The staff will be employed between this month and October with jobs available across the UK.

Royal Mail has also said it would be adding to its 115,000-strong workforce by hiring more people for their Covid-19 testing kit collection service.

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Royal Mail chief HR officer Sally Ashford said: ‘During these unprecedented times we believe it is critical that Royal Mail continues to deliver.

‘We want to do our best to deliver Christmas for our customers and support the effort on the pandemic.

‘This helps the whole country to celebrate and stay safe during these difficult times.’

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