Royal Mail is to open six temporary parcel centres to help deal with Christmas deliveries including one in Wakefield.
The centres - in Atherstone, Warwickshire; Bathgate, West Lothian; Cardiff; Skelmersdale, Lancashire; Wakefield, West Yorkshire; and Greenford, west London - will be staffed by 2,700 temporary seasonal workers.
They will open from mid-November and will help deal with the tens of millions of parcels sent during the festive period.
Royal Mail handled almost 150 million parcels last Christmas.
New Christmas jobs
This is the breakdown for jobs at each centre:
The approximate number of people Royal Mail is recruiting at each parcel sort centre are:
Atherstone - 550
Bathgate – 250
Cardiff - 120
Greenford – 640
Skelmersdale - 600
Wakefield - 500