United Parcel Service Inc. said Tuesday it will hire 90,000 to 95,000 seasonal employees to handle the surge in deliveries during the holidays. Full- and part-time positions include package handlers and drivers, the company said. Last year, UPS planned to hire the same number of workers, but in 2013 it planned to hire 55,000 seasonal employees and it got caught in a surge in shipments and a package pileup that riled customers whose packages didn't arrive in time for Christmas. Shares of UPS rose 2.5% on Tuesday.
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