UPS To Hire About 95,000 Workers For The Holidays

By Tomi Kilgore Markets MarketWatch Pulse

United Parcel Service (UPS) said it expects to hire about 95,000 seasonal workers for the holiday season. A year ago, the package delivery service said it expected to hire between 90,000 and 95,000 seasonal employees. The full- and part-time hires this year will primarily be package handlers, drivers and driver helpers. The company said that from 2012 through 2014, over 37% of the seasonal hires were later hired in permanent positions. The stock, which was still inactive in premarket trade, had climbed 11% year to date, while the S&P 500 has gained 4.1%.

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