ROYAL Mail is creating 400 temporary jobs to help sort post over the Christmas period.
The majority of the jobs will be based at the company’s Mallusk mail centre in Newtownabbey and at its Tomb Street operations base in Belfast.
The part time shift work will run from November to January 2014.
The short-term posts are part of a wider Christmas recruitment drive, with Royal Mail seeking to hire 21,000 temporary staff across the UK.
The temporary workers will be act as a back to support Royal Mail’s permanent staff in the busiest time of the year for the firm.
Royal Mail’s Ulster boss Gary Crawford said: “Christmas is the busiest time of the year for Royal Mail.
“We plan all year round to help ensure we deliver the best possible service to our customers.
“Every Christmas, we make a substantial financial commitment in additional resources to handle the festive mailbag, including the recruitment of thousands of temporary workers.”