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Korea Post deploys 3,000 extra workers for Chuseok


meanwhile Chuseok gifts are being
delivered for the holiday which means a lot of work for people at the Korea Post
for them it’s one of the busiest times of the year our che Jonghyun went to one
of the Postal Service’s sorting centers to see what they do to make sure
everyone gets their gifts 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday three days ahead of Chuseok
cargo trucks loaded with hundreds of thousands of packages make their way
through the darkness these parcels come from all across the nation from Jeju
Island at the very southern end of the country from the mountains of Kondo and
everywhere in between and they are brought to one of eight sorting centers
during the Chuseok holiday the Korea post processed an estimated 18 million
packages which is a 47 percent more than usual this Chuseok there are 10 percent
more parcels than last year in order to handle it all The Courier Post has
deployed an extra 3,000 workers nationwide along with other equipments
like trucks the annyeong logistics Center is no
exception here the number of packages that have come in this morning
150,000 which is twice as many as they normally get this packaging Center has
brought in an extra 170 workers to help with a huge number of the packages and
they are working day and night to get this packages to their destinations in
time for Chuseok first the boxes are taken off the truck and put on a
conveyor belt where they are automatically scanned on all five sides
the system can scan up to 10,000 parcels an hour sorting them out by the data on
their barcodes indicating where they need to go what they contain and how
they should be handled and they are automatically directed to workers
assigned to specific regions of the country to put them in carts that will
be taken to the delivery trucks delivery men take the items assigned to their
areas paying extra attention to food parcels which might go bad if they are
late we start the day at 4:00 a.m. and bring
out 250 loads Korean sends gifts that shoot up so most items include ripe
fruit regional specialties and agricultural products it’s hard to work
so early in the morning in this weather but it’s very rewarding to deliver these
gifts in person once the boxes are all sorted they leave the mail center at the
crack of dawn that’s when the postman start their next job of delivering them
door-to-door thanks to these dedicated workers people
across South Korea can enjoy an happy holiday and share the value of giving to
dong-hyun Arirang news

Stephen Childs

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