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      UPS wants seasonal workers

      The world's largest package delivery company will be hiring 55,000 U.S. seasonal workers.{} {}{}{}{}{} UPS needs help with an expected 8-percent increase in the volume of packages to be delivered over the holiday season.{}{}{}{} Its peak day for holiday pickups will be Dec. 16, with anticipated pick-ups of more than 34 million packages around the world that day. {}{}{}{} A day later will be the peak delivery day, at more than 29 million packages.{}{}{}{} United Parcel Service Inc. expects that Cyber Monday on Dec. 2 will see a 10 percent increase in pickup volume, surpassing 32 million packages.{}{}{}{} The company said that there are 26 shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, six fewer than last year and the most compressed holiday shopping season since 2002.