Canada Post to hire over 4,000 new workers to battle holiday demands

Canada Post says it’ll be hiring over 4,000 extra “seasonal” workers throughout Canada in preparation for the upcoming holidays.

In an announcement to Global News, a spokesperson for the nation’s postal company mentioned that one other 1,400 autos and a couple of,000 parking spots could be added, in addition to the 4,200 extra workers it was hiring.

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The spokesperson additionally mentioned that they’d be utilizing new “sortation capacity” to assist course of packages coming to and from their submit workplaces, depots and processing crops.

“For perspective, during the two weeks ending on Christmas Eve in 2020, our employees delivered nearly 20 million parcels to Canadians — including a record 2.4 million parcels on December 21 alone,” the spokesperson mentioned.

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Earlier Thursday, Purolator Inc. — which is majority owned by Canada Post — introduced that it too was hiring a number of thousand new staff for the holiday season.

Purolator mentioned that the workers are anticipated to deal with 54 million packages between the beginning of November and finish of December.

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— With information from The Canadian Press

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