As the national unemployment rate continues to rise, The UPS Stores® in Warrenton and Tillamook are doing what they can to help those affected, by providing up to 30 free resume copies.


"The country is in a tough economic situation right now, so it's necessary that we pull together and help out where we can," said Cindy Yingst, who owns both local franchises with her husband, D.B. Lewis.


Based on the honor system, The UPS Store is trusting that people will be honest regarding their unemployment status to receive the free service.


With no clear end in sight to the economic slump, The UPS Store started offering free resume copy service in April, and will do so until the outlook is more positive.


"We truly want to be of service to our community for as long as it takes. We also have a number of services, other than copies, that may assist someone who is unemployed," Yingst said.


The UPS Store retail locations are franchised by Mail Boxes Etc., a UPS subsidiary. Together The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc.® locations comprise the world's largest franchise network of retail shipping, postal and business service centers, with more than 6,000 locations around the world.


The local store's Web site is www.theupsstorelocal.com/5816.