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UPS to hire 95,000 seasonal workers for upcoming holidays

September 15, 2016 08:48 AM

It's not even fall yet, but delivery companies and retailers are making their hiring lists for the holiday season.

UPS said Wednesday it will add about 95,000 seasonal workers to meet demand from online shopping. Many of the full-time and part-time jobs will be package handlers and drivers. That's close to last year's pace, when United Parcel Service Inc. estimated it would hire between 90,000 and 95,000 seasonal workers.

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Toys R Us also said it has begun taking applications for part-time seasonal jobs in stores and distribution centers. The retailer expects to add at least 10,900 workers in five of its biggest markets: New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

Target previously said it would hire more than 70,000 seasonal store workers, about the same as last year.

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