UPS announced that it expects to hire between 90,000 and 95,000 seasonal employees to support the anticipated increase in package volume that will begin in November and continue through January 2016.
“We have initial volume forecasts from our customers and are starting the hiring process for our temporary holiday season jobs,” said Myron Gray, President, U.S. Operations. “We have needs for various positions on all shifts at UPS locations throughout the United States.”
The full- and part-time seasonal positions – 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 and three other members of the company’s Management Committee, started their UPS careers as part-time employees.
Seasonal employees needed to handle anticipated e-commerce-driven holiday delivery demand.
Seasonal and part-time positions often an entry point to UPS careers.
“It was a way to pay my way through college,” said Abney, who started loading trucks at night in March, 1974 while studying business. “At the time, I had no idea then that I’d be leading the company someday, but I could tell UPS was a place where a solid work ethic was appreciated and there were great opportunities for advancement.”
Permanent UPS jobs – including part-time jobs — come with excellent pay and benefits, including healthcare and retirement benefits. At most UPS locations, part-time employees in college are eligible to receive up to $25,000 in tuition assistance through the company’s Earn and Learn program.
Interested job seekers can easily apply for peak season opportunities by visiting UPSjobs.com on their computer, smartphone or tablet. Applicants must apply online. UPS will also be recruiting on campuses at upcoming NCAA college football games this fall. Videos featuring employee testimonials are also available at the UPS jobs website.
UPS is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.