Ahead of what is expected to be its busiest Christmas ever, Australia Post has announced it is recruiting over 4,000 new employees to help deliver record parcel volumes, the biggest hiring spree in the organization’s 210-year history.
Nearly 2,900 Christmas casuals will be hired for transport and deliveries roles, with a further 300 fixed-term full-time and part-time customer contact center opportunities in Brisbane and regional areas of South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Queensland. In addition to the Christmas casuals, Australia Post is also recruiting around 900 roles in other areas of the business, including its Post Office network.
The post’s executive general manager, people and culture, Sue Davies, noted this year’s Christmas casuals will bring a welcome boost to a workforce that has been working incredibly hard all year.
“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,” Davies 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.
“This is a record-breaking recruitment drive for what we expect to be a Christmas unlike any we’ve had before in Australia Post’s history.”