planet money http://wwno.org en Without Magic, Santa Would Need 12 Million Employees http://wwno.org/post/without-magic-santa-would-need-12-million-employees <p></p><p>There are 760 million Christian children in the world, according to the <a href="http://www.pewforum.org/global-religious-landscape-exec.aspx" target="_blank">Pew Research Center</a>. Suppose Santa delivers one gift to each child. What kind of delivery workforce would Santa need?</p><p>We couldn't get an interview with Santa. But we did get Paul Tronsor from FedEx and Mike Mangeot from UPS. They helped us go through the numbers.</p><p>Here are just a few of the positions Santa would need to fill to pull off Christmas. (Note: For the complete list, see the graphic at the bottom.)</p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 21:53:48 +0000 CHANA JOFFE-WALT 25434 at http://wwno.org