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UPS wants seasonal workers

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The world's largest package delivery company will be hiring 55,000 U.S. seasonal workers.   
     UPS needs help with an expected 8-percent increase in the volume of packages to be delivered over the holiday season.
     Its peak day for holiday pickups will be Dec. 16, with anticipated pick-ups of more than 34 million packages around the world that day.
     A day later will be the peak delivery day, at more than 29 million packages.
     United Parcel Service Inc. expects that Cyber Monday on Dec. 2 will see a 10 percent increase in pickup volume, surpassing 32 million packages.
     The company said that there are 26 shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, six fewer than last year and the most compressed holiday shopping season since 2002.

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