Royal Mail opening two extra parcel sorting centres to help deal with huge demand this Christmas, as coronavirus fuels an internet shopping boom
Shopping boom: The temporary sites will create 4,000 jobs
Royal Mail is opening two extra parcel sorting centres to help deal with huge demand this Christmas, as the coronavirus pandemic fuels an internet shopping boom.
The temporary sites in Milton Keynes and Northampton will create 4,000 jobs.
They will be in addition to six other temporary centres Royal Mail normally sets up to deal with the busy Christmas period.
The firm revealed a 34 per cent increase in parcels during the first five months of 2020.
Ricky McAulay, field operations director, said: ‘With the possibility of Covid-related restrictions being in place this Christmas, Royal Mail’s role in delivering presents and cards will become even more important.
‘Given the rise in online shopping, we have put even more effort into ensuring that we have the right resources in place.
‘We also hope our recruitment drive will bring some welcome employment opportunities to regions across the UK ahead of the festive season.’