Royal Mail to hire 900 Christmas workers in Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster
Royal Mail are preparing to advertise almost 900 temporary Christmas jobs in South Yorkshire.
Nigel Coleman, an employer account manager for Jobcentre Plus, said 400 jobs each in Sheffield and Rotherham and a further 70 in Doncaster are being created to help Royal Mail deal with the festive rush.
He said the jobs are to be advertised through local job centres from the start of next month, with the sorting office roles due to start in October and run for 12 weeks.
He made the comments as the latest local employment figures for July showed the number of people claiming benefits in Sheffield had dropped by four per cent year-on-year.
Nationally, job vacancies were down 7,000 between May and July to 741,000, a period covering the immediate aftermath of Britain’s vote to leave the EU.
He said he had received similar positive reports from colleagues across the country. Mr Coleman said Capita still had vacancies in their Dearne Valley call centre after recently launching a recruitment drive for 1,200 permanent workers.
“Obviously for people in Sheffield you do need to get to that area. But the manager that took me around is from Sheffield and she gets the train in, so it is do-able.”