Christmas mail boom creates 265 temporary jobs in Sheffield and Rotherham

Christmas mail operation at Sheffield Mail Centre
Christmas mail operation at Sheffield Mail Centre
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The Christmas mail boom is set to deliver 265 temporary jobs to Royal Mail’s Sheffield and Rotherham centres.

The majority of the seasonal roles will be available at the extended Sheffield Mail Centre to help handle its hefty festive mail bag.

And the remaining positions in Rotherham will be for Royal Mail’s express parcels business Parcelforce Worldwide.

Jon Adams, plant manager at Sheffield Mail Centre, said: “The roles are part of Royal Mail’s substantial financial investment in additional resources at Christmas to help ensure we provide the best service to our customers and get every card and parcel to its destination on time.

“The jobs come at a crucial time of the year for many people and offer great flexibility in shifts, from early working hours to night shifts.

“An increase in people doing their Christmas shopping online means we are getting busier every year and so need more people to help manually sort the parcels coming into the centre.

“The peak time for us will fall in the run-up to, and between, December 18 and 23, when people catch the very last posting dates.”

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