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
archie jong-un went to one of the postal service’s sorting centers to see what
they do to make sure everyone gets their gifts 5 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 teddy to 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 at all the
Korea Post has deployed an extra 3,000 workers nationwide along with other
equipment like trucks The Onion 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 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 ten thousand 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 a.m.
and bring 250 loads Korean sends gifts at Chuseok
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 and happy holiday and share the
value of giving to dong-hyun Arirang news

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