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UPS Readies For Pending Retirement Wave

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upsUPS said it will need to hire 25,000 U.S. workers over the next few years to replace aging baby boomers that are nearing retirement.

According to UPS, drivers for the company earn approximately $70,000 a year. Candidates would have to undergo virtual training and then pass a training test to be become eligible for employment.  The company also said it plans to use video games and other high-tech training techniques to recruit younger workers and increase productivity.

According to the Post Chronicle, the one-week training course isn’t easy. It includes a video game that tests driving abilities, quickness and reliability and even sales skills; and an obstacle course with a “slip and fall” machine. The report notes only 10 percent of 1,629 trainees have passed the course.

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Authored by: Harrison Barnes