UPS to hire 95,000 seasonal staff for holiday period

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UPS has announced that it expects to hire around 95,000 seasonal employees to support the increase in package volume that will begin in November and continue through to January 2018.

The full- and part-time seasonal positions, which will be primarily package handlers drivers and driver-helpers, have long been an entry point for permanent employment at UPS. Many senior UPS executives, including CEO David Abney, started their UPS careers as part-time employees. Over the last three years, 35% of the people UPS hired for seasonal package handler jobs were later hired in a permanent position.

Commenting on the recruitment drive, Abney said, “Our seasonal jobs often lead to permanent employment and even careers for some. We offer flexible shifts and full- and part-time positions. If you are a student, a working mom or just looking to make extra money for the holidays, we have a job for you.”

Permanent UPS jobs come with pay and benefits, including healthcare and retirement benefits. At many UPS locations, part-time employees in college are eligible to receive up to US$25,000 in tuition assistance through the company’s Earn and Learn program.

Interested job seekers can apply for holiday season opportunities by visiting UPSjobs.com. UPS will also be recruiting on campuses at upcoming NCAA college football games this autumn.

September 26, 2017

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