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UPS plans to cut 12,000 jobs

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UPS plans to cut 12,000 jobs

UPS announced Tuesday that it plans to cut 12,000 jobs after its revenue forecast missed analysts’ estimates.

UPS said in a statement to FOX Business that its right-sizing its global workforce after having lower volume and seeing a more than $9 billion decline in revenue year over year. The company blamed these issues on the “dynamic external and economic conditions” in 2023. 

UPS Chief Executive Carol Tomé echoed this in the company’s earnings report, saying that 2023 was “a unique and difficult year.” 

THE BIGGEST DELIVERY BUSINESS IN THE U.S. IS NO LONGER UPS OR FEDEX

A UPS driver sits in his delivery truck on Jan. 31, 2023, in San Francisco, California.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images / Getty Images)

Despite the challenges, Tomé said the company “remained focused on controlling what we could control, stayed on strategy and strengthened our foundation for future growth.”

UPS HIRING OVER 100,000 HOLIDAY WORKERS

Overall, the layoffs will impact less than 3% of its workforce and do not impact union-represented roles, according to UPS.

The company says it also continues to “align staffing in our operations to the needs of our business” and will provide support to all affected employees, including severance packages and outplacement assistance.

For the fourth quarter, the company reported revenue of $24.9 billion, down from $27 billion in the same period last year. It was also below analysts’ estimates of $25.43 billion. 

In the U.S., revenue decreased 7.3% due to a 7.4% decrease in average daily volume, according to the company.

UPS makes a delivery in Cape Code

A UPS driver makes a delivery along the coast of Cape Cod on July 24, 2023, in Orleans, Massachusetts.  ((Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images) / Getty Images)

Aside from the layoffs, the package shipping powerhouse is simultaneously exploring options for Coyote, the truckload freight brokerage it acquired in 2015, according to Reuters.

UPS is the latest company to announce that it plans to trim its workforce within the first month of the new year. 

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UPS UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC. 145.08 -12.94 -8.19%

Amazon, Google, iRobot, Citigroup, the Los Angeles Times and Sports Illustrated recently announced that they are cutting jobs.

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