UPS Hiring 55,000 To Aid Holiday Deliveries

David Schepp
UPS hiring for holiday deliveries
UPS hiring for holiday deliveries

In anticipation of an increase in the number of holiday packages that U.S. consumers expect to ship this year, parcel-delivery giant UPS says it plans on hiring 55,000 seasonal workers to help keep pace with demand.

The shipping company anticipates delivering more than 120 million packages worldwide this year in just the last week before Christmas, up more than 6 percent compared to the 113 million delivered during the busiest week last year, UPS said Monday.