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Royal Mail reveals Christmas peak plans

Royal Mail is opening six temporary parcel sort centres to handle its Christmas peak. The company will recruit 2,700 temporary workers for the sites which are being set up for the eighth consecutive year.

The parcel sort centres are located in Atherstone in Warwickshire; Bathgate, West Lothian; Cardiff; Wakefield, West Yorkshire, Skelmersdale, West Lancashire and Greenford in West London and will open in a phased basis from this month.

2017 saw Royal Mail handle around 149 million parcels during the Christmas rush. In all Royal Mail Group is taking on 23,000 seasonal workers this year.

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