NEW YORK (AP) — Besides packages, UPS is promising to deliver something else fast: job offers.

The Atlanta-based company said Thursday that it plans to hire more than 100,000 people for the busy holiday shipping season, many of whom will get job offers within 30 minutes of applying.

UPS needs to snap up workers as fast as it can because of the tight job market.

Competition for hourly workers is fierce, and many companies are offering all kinds of incentives, including higher pay, sign-on bonuses and even lowering their requirements, such as hiring people without a high school degree.

Take too long to hire, and an applicant can go elsewhere.

UPS said it pays between $15 per hour and $22 per hour, depending where in the country the job is.

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