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A DRIVE to recruit 220 workers in Portsmouth to help sort Christmas post has been launched by Royal Mail.

Temporary positions across a variety of shifts will be available between mid-November and early January 2015, with the peak of the work in December.

The majority of seasonal positions will support the permanent 124,000 postmen and women who sort and deliver the mail. Parcelforce Worldwide is also looking for drivers and indoor workers.

Recruits will help to sort Christmas cards and parcels before they go to around 1,400 delivery offices for postmen and women to take out on their rounds. Royal Mail Group’s express parcels business, Parcelforce Worldwide, is also recruiting extra people throughout the UK.

Geoff Braden, operations director for Royal Mail said: ‘Christmas is the busiest time of the year for Royal Mail and we plan all year round to help ensure we deliver the best possible service to our customers.’ Visit to apply