UPS Says U.S. Holiday Hiring to Be Unchanged From 2009 With 50,000 Workers - Bloomberg United Parcel Service Inc., the world’s largest package-delivery company, said it expects to hire 50,000 seasonal holiday workers this year in the U.S., the same as projected for last year. The hiring typically starts this month and will bolster the current U.S. staff of 340,000 full- and part-time workers, Rebecca Treacy-Lenda, a spokeswoman for the Atlanta-based company, said today in a telephone interview. Most of the new workers are employed between the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday in late November and Christmas. UPS said the primarily part-time seasonal jobs typically start at about $8.50 an hour, and the duties include sorting packages and assisting drivers. Working as a seasonal hire is a good way for people to get a foot in the door for a full-time position at the company, Treacy-Lenda said.