To help with this year's deluge of holiday package deliveries, UPS announced that it expects to hire 90,000 to 95,000 seasonal workers.

The increase in volume begins in October and will continue through January.  The new positions include package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and drivers.

Seasonal workers have a foot in the door for a permanent employment opportunity, says Susan Rosenburg, a spokeswoman for UPS, the world's largest package delivery service.

Rosenburg says UPS will spend nearly $1 billion this year in capital improvements and operating expenses, including technology improvements, capacity expansion and new and leased equipment.