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Aussie company’s ‘biggest recruitment drive ever’

Australia Post is on its biggest recruitment drive in its 210-year history ahead of what is set to be a massive Christmas season for the company. More than 4000 people will be hired across the country to help deliver what Australia Post believes will be a record number of parcels.Of the new jobs, 2900 are…

Australia Post is on its biggest recruitment drive in its 210-year history ahead of what is set to be a massive Christmas season for the company.

More than 4000 people will be hired across the country to help deliver what Australia Post believes will be a record number of parcels.

Of the new jobs, 2900 are casual delivery roles across the country, about 300 are fixed-term full-time and part-time customer contact centre roles in Brisbane and regional areas of South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Queensland, and around 900 more will work in other areas of the business, including the post office network.

The roles are expected to go quick, with more than 23,000 applications for Christmas casual positions being received last year, and more than 50,000 applications for casual roles created in response to an increase in online shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Executive general manager people and culture Sue Davies said the recruitment would be a very welcome boost to the Australia Post workforce, which has been stretched thin as more people work from home and lockdown measures continue in some parts of the country.

“A lot has been expected of our people this year, and I’m so proud of the way our team has adapted and dealt with the challenges they’ve faced to keep delivering for Australia across our entire network,” she said.

“In managing all the necessary COVID-safe requirements, including a reduced workforce in our Melbourne facilities during the recent stage 4 restrictions, our people have gone over and above to provide critical services for businesses and their customers and delivered for over 8.1 million households who have shopped online between March and August alone.”

Ms Davies said this was a “record-breaking recruitment drive” for the company in response to “what we expect to be a Christmas unlike any we’ve had before in Australia Post’s history”.

“In a year that has been incredibly challenging and impacted people in many ways, we are delighted to be inviting people to join us this Christmas as we deliver across the country,” she said.

To see the full list of vacancies available at Australia Post, click here.

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