UPS sees slight uptick in holiday biz

Atlanta Business Chronicle

Monday November 16, 2009 12:02 PM

United Parcel Service Inc. expects Dec. 21 to be its busiest delivery day this year and it plans to hire 50,000 seasonal workers for the holidays.

The Atlanta-based package shipping giant (NYSE: UPS) expects to deliver some 22 million packages around the world — a 40 percent increase over normal daily delivery volumes.

From Thanksgiving to Christmas, UPS will deliver about 400 million packages around the world, up slightly compared with the 2008 holiday season.

To support the holiday package volume spike, UPS said it expects to hire about 50,000 seasonal workers.

UPS Airlines will handle the holiday rush by flying more than 330 additional flights a day during Peak Week, the four days leading up to Christmas Day. The company’s highest volume day for handling air express packages will be Dec. 23, when it will deliver more than 6 million air packages.

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United Parcel Service Inc. expects Dec. 21 to be its busiest delivery day this year and it plans to hire 50,000 seasonal workers for the holidays.

The Atlanta-based package shipping giant (NYSE: UPS) expects to deliver some 22 million packages around the world — a 40 percent increase over normal daily delivery volumes.

From Thanksgiving to Christmas, UPS will deliver about 400 million packages around the world, up slightly compared with the 2008 holiday season.

To support the holiday package volume spike, UPS said it expects to hire about 50,000 seasonal workers.

UPS Airlines will handle the holiday rush by flying more than 330 additional flights a day during Peak Week, the four days leading up to Christmas Day. The company’s highest volume day for handling air express packages will be Dec. 23, when it will deliver more than 6 million air packages.

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