UPS Plans to Hire More than 100,000 Holiday Workers

United Parcel Service plans to hire more than 100,000 extra workers to help handle an increase in packages during the holiday season.

UPS said Wednesday that it expects a record peak season. Online shopping has been growing for years, and the pandemic has given it an extra boost as some shoppers avoid going to stores. Holiday-season volumes usually start rising in October and remain high into January.

The company will have full-time and part-time seasonal jobs, mostly package handlers, drivers and driver helpers. Over the last three years, about 35% of people for seasonal package-handling jobs wound up in permanent positions.

FedEx said last week it plans to hire up to 70,000 seasonal workers, a big jump from 55,000 last year.

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