Jacksonville, Fla.-- The United Postal Service hired 95,000 workers to handle the busy holiday season. The company is now adding golf carts to their fleet in order to expedite package deliveries as well.
Two weeks ago, the company warned customers about possible order delays due to a 5 percent increase in holiday shipments, which translates to roughly 750 million packages.
“The carts can cover about five neighborhoods, and they don’t require the pulling of trucks from their normal routes, so it definitely speeds up the process,” UPS worker Nicholas Lysinger said.
The carts run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. but trucks run anywhere from until 10 or 11 p.m.
“We’ll be doing cart routes until mid-January, so it will be nice once we return to normal,” he said.
UPS is still hiring seasonal package handlers. 35 percent of temporary workers go on to have full-time jobs.
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