UPSUPS (UPS) will hire 50,000 seasonal employees to work over the holiday season.

The company is taking on temporary staff to work in positions including package sorters and driver helpers, CNNMoney reported. They will work through the company's busy season, which covers the holiday period from Thanksgiving to Christmas.

The number of seasonal workers is unchanged from 2009.

The hiring process will begin this month, with a "significant number" of seasonal employees being offered permanent positions, the company said.

In recent weeks, both Kohl's and Toys 'R' Us said they planned to take on thousands of temporary employees for holiday season.

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clamport7

P.S. I'm going to "report" myself so you see my offer; and yes, that was me that reported all of the "abusers" regarding this article. :-))

October 08 2010 at 11:29 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
marquis652

UPS is a GREAT company. If you work hard and hustle you might even have a chance to continue past the Christmas rush (Peak) period of business.

October 08 2010 at 10:22 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
donut999

this is news or some saving grace? they do this every year. not a factor pro or con on the economy.

October 07 2010 at 2:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Kat

For some of us who have been out of work for awhile, even seasonal work is a welcome relief from joblessness. Not hugely impactful in the long-run, granted, but a welcome buffer against having the heat turned off in the coldest part of the year.

October 08 2010 at 9:17 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
bbogner1

dont do it ups will run you half to death and when the rush is over they will chit you out

October 07 2010 at 1:46 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply