Sep 16, 2014 9:22 AM
UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers
The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers to help with package deliveries during the busy holiday season.
The Atlanta company said Tuesday that the positions will include package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and drivers.
Since last year's holiday season, UPS has implemented several measures to help prepare for this year's onslaught of deliveries. This includes making improvements to schedule planning, installing temporary mobile sorting and delivery centers and adding thousands of new or leased delivery vehicles, trailers, aircraft and portable loading aids. It's also adding operating days and shifts.
Last year, a last-minute surge in holiday shipments drove up the shipper's costs and hurt its profits.
United Parcel Service Inc. said that the seasonal jobs have long served as an entry point for permanent employment.