Royal Mail to recruit extra workers for festive period

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The Royal Mail is gearing up to recruit temporary workers for Christmas.

It is looking to take on an extra 21,000 employees over the festive season to work across the UK.

Positions are available between early November and early January 2014

The seasonal positions will support Royal Mail’s permanent 124,000 postmen and women during the busiest time of the year for the postal service.

Royal Mail’s Managing Director of Operations and Modernisation, Mark Higson, said the festive period was very busy.

He said: Every Christmas, we make a substantial financial commitment in additional resources to handle the festive mailbag.”

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