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Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Royal Mail to hire 9% fewer seasonal workers this year

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Royal Mail has announced plans to recruit about 19,000 seasonal workers to help sort the Christmas post this year — fewer than the 21,000 sought this time last year.

Yodel hiring 5,000 seasonal staff to boost peak season performance

Monday, October 20th, 2014

UK parcel carrier Yodel is hiring 5,000 new part-time and full-time staff to cope with expectations it will handle one million parcels a day in the run-up to Christmas th...

APC Overnight invests ahead of peak period

Friday, October 17th, 2014

APC Overnight, the UK’s largest privately owned next day parcel delivery firm, has made a £6 million investment at its Staffordshire-based national sortation centre, a...

UK consumer survey hints at another pressure peak season

Friday, October 10th, 2014

With parcel carriers gearing up for another bumper Christmas period, new research suggests that online shoppers in the UK are still planning on leaving their festive gift...

UPS steps up festive season hiring plan to avoid delivery delays

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

UPS is expecting to hire between 90,000 and 95,000 temporary employees to boost its service during the peak season, from October through to January.

City Link completes national hub upgrade to prepare for peak season

Monday, September 8th, 2014

UK parcel carrier City Link has said it is set up to cope with the forthcoming Christmas peak, with its new automated sorting system now fully operational at its national...

FedEx says "toughest winter ever" hit earnings by $125m

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

FedEx yesterday blamed "historically" severe winter weather for "significantly" affecting its financial results in the latest quarter.

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