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October 11, 2018

The battle is on for holiday workers

  • UPS is holding its first-ever nationwide job fair next week — “Brown Friday” — and hopes to hire half of the 100,000 extra workers it will need.
  • By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER and ANNE D’INNOCENZIO
    AP Staff Writers

    WASHINGTON — Companies that depend on holiday season sales will need more workers at a time when the ranks of the unemployed have dwindled to their lowest level since the recession.

    Envisioning an even tougher struggle than in recent years, many are taking steps they've not tried before to recruit seasonal workers like offering higher pay, dangling bonuses and providing more full-time, rather than part-time, work. Some warehousing companies that fear they still won't be able to fill enough jobs, are turning to automation.


     
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