UPS hiring thousands of package handlers for the holidays

In this Nov. 20, 2015 photo, a UPS worker pulls a container full of packages across a floor embedded with casters at Worldport in Louisville, Ky. FedEx and UPS have a combined 947 million packages to deliver between Black Friday and Christmas Eve -- up 8 percent from last holiday season’s forecasts. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
In this Nov. 20, 2015 photo, a UPS worker pulls a container full of packages across a floor embedded with casters at Worldport in Louisville, Ky. FedEx and UPS have a combined 947 million packages to deliver between Black Friday and Christmas Eve -- up 8 percent from last holiday season’s forecasts. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

ATLANTA (WAVY) — UPS says it plans to hire almost 100,000 people to fill demand during the upcoming holiday season.

The delivery company says it needs package handlers to help deliver millions of pounds of cargo. They’re also looking for delivery drivers, including tractor-trailer drivers. Average pay for seasonal workers ranges from $10 to $30 an hour.

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Last year, UPS hired 93,000 people for temporary jobs during its busiest season.

The company says about 37 percent of seasonal hires in the last three years were promoted to permanent full-time workers.

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