All post offices open in France this summer

France’s 7,700 post offices will stay open this summer, with an additional 200 seasonal service points, creating 2,000 seasonal jobs. 

5 June 2020
By Joanna York

All of France’s post offices will stay open throughout July and August, national postal service La Poste announced yesterday (June 4), and available services will increase.  

Post offices in France’s postal network have the right to close in summertime, although they have decided not to this year. 

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In a press release La Poste stated: “The objective of this unique measure established for summer 2020, is to respond to a double objective: contribute to the attraction of tourist areas and to help professionals, artisans, shopkeepers and self-employed professionals in picking up the local economy.”

To this end, 200 new summer service points will be opened in tourist zones in France, creating 2,000 new jobs.

 

Extra services for summer 

La Poste also plans to make more cash available to help stimulate the economy. It said: “Practically all of our cash machines will be operational all summer long”, especially in tourist areas, and communes in which there is only one post office cash machine available.

The amount of cash that can be withdrawn from cash machines will also rise from €350 in a 7-day period to €500 for holders of post office current accounts and savings accounts. 

Summer post office jobs

The 2,000 jobs that will be created by these measures are aimed at students in the middle of their university studies. 

Recruitment will begin after mid-June throughout France. Applications can be made at www.laposterecrute.fr.

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