FedEx readies for holiday season

Proposes to add 20,000 seasonal workers to tackle holiday rush

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FedEx has chalked out plans to hire 20,000 seasonal workers to handle more than 280 million shipments during the holiday season between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Last year, too, the same number had been hired. Despite the slow economy, FedEx expects more last-minute and e-commerce orders. The highest number of shipments will expectedly be handled on December 10: around 19 million or a 10 per cent increase from last year.