Royal Mail is opening six temporary centres, including one in Atherstone near Tamworth, to deal with the huge number of parcel deliveries in the run-up to Christmas.
Around 3,300 seasonal workers will be employed at the sites. Last year Royal Mail handled around 130 million Christmas parcels.
The group is taking on 20,000 seasonal workers as it prepares for its busiest time of year.
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A postman in Gedling, North Nottinghamshire has described the moment he was attacked by a dog while delivering his round.
Each day, Scott Lawman delivers to around 500 houses. Today, he told ITV News Central reporter Michael Sibert about his ordeal.
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The chairman of Royal Mail has urged people to keep their pets under control to help tackle the surge in the number of postal workers being attacked.
We know that most dogs are not inherently dangerous, however, even the most placid animal can be prone to attack if it feels its territory is being threatened.
Our first priority as an employer is to ensure the welfare and safety of our people who provide a valuable service to our customers.
We appeal to owners to keep their pets under control, especially if they know their pets have a territorial nature.
It can also be simple things that help - for example just making sure the dog is kept inside when the postman calls.
The number of dogs attacking postmen has rocketed across the Midlands over the past year - with Royal Mail warning of a seasonal surge in attacks during the summer holidays.
In the East Midlands, a total of 156 attacks were reported between April 2013 and April this year - an increase of 71 per cent on the year before.
And in the West Midlands, the number of attacks rose 27 per cent - up to 173 - in the same time period.
Both regions dwarfed the national average increase of just eight per cent.
Royal Mail has now launched Dog Awareness Week, starting today, in the hope of increasing understanding of the problem of dog attacks on postal workers as well as members of the public.
Bosses say the number of attacks tends to peak during the summer school holidays.
A Royal Mail worker from Handsworth, who has been jailed for seven years after conspiring to commit fraud amounting to £1.2million, was caught following a joint investigation by West Midlands Police, Royal Mail and the banks who fell victim.
Seven years into Paul Akuda's employment at the company's central sorting depot in Birmingham, in November 2010, the Royal Mail Investigations Department noted a spike in the loss or theft of mail at the site and immediately launched an internal investigation.
Subsequently, Mr Akuda was identified as a result of surveillance, seen taking post from an area of the depot, putting the stolen items into a carrier bag and leaving the depot.
After being notified, Police then recovered thirty-eight stolen chequebooks following a search of his property in Handsworth, Birmingham, along with four from his bag and two more from his work locker.
The chequebooks were stolen over a seven month period - between October 2010 and May 2011 - and used in fraud amounting to losses of over £1million to a number of banks.