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UPS to hire around 95,000 seasonal employees

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United Parcel Service (UPS) said it plans to hire around 95,000 seasonal employees for its crucial peak holiday season this year.

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"We're always looking for how we can improve efficiencies as a whole, and in doing that we tend to need less people in the long run," UPS global director of recruitment strategies Paul Tanguay told Reuters. "So the flat number is not reflective of the volumes we have coming in."

Peak season begins on Black Friday, the day after the Thanksgiving holiday in November, and runs through to early January when there is a large wave of returns by package after Christmas.

Most UPS seasonal employees tend to be drivers or package handlers. Tanguay said that over the past few years an average of 37 percent of seasonal hires becomes full-time employees.

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