|Bid||117.50 x 300|
|Ask||117.79 x 7400|
|Day's Range||116.65 - 118.39|
|52 Week Range||102.12 - 120.44|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||28.97|
|Dividend & Yield||3.32 (2.82%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
With low unemployment and an expected increase in e-commerce orders, retailers and logistics companies are starting early and going the extra mile to attract seasonal employees.
The United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) has found its magic number for the holiday season. For the fourth straight year, the Atlanta-based shipping giant said it plans to hire about 95,000 seasonal employees for the holiday season. A UPS spokesperson told the Atlanta Business Chronicle that the company needs 5,700 more workers in Atlanta and 8,400 across Georgia.
Peak season begins on Black Friday, the day after the Thanksgiving holiday in November, and runs through early January when there is a large wave of returns. The number of seasonal workers UPS hires for the holiday season has not changed since 2014. UPS has been working closely with retailers to manage the holiday season surge in demand, since struggling with deliveries in 2013 and 2014.