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Louisville’s largest employer has hired fewer seasonal workers this year than last year – due to the slower economy. UPS spokesperson Jackie Blair says there’s also been a lower employee turnover rate in recent months.

“Once you get a job that is stable and pays fairly well and offers you benefits, you want to stay there, so folks are not leaving, so we don’t need as many this year,” says Blair, “and of course, the economy does play into the aspects of how many employees we will hire over the course of the year.”

UPS has hired about 900 holiday workers to help with the influx of packages, but that’s around 200 fewer workers than it took on at this time last year.