UPS will be hiring 100,000 employees this year to fill full- and part-time positions over peak season, from November through to January.
Hires include package handlers, drivers and driver-helpers, some of whom will be staffing temporary facilities that are built just for the Black Friday and Christmas rush.
According to UPS, more than a third of seasonal hires have ended up with a permanent job at the company over the last three years, and almost a third of their entire workforce started out as seasonal hires.
This includes UPS senior staff such as Chairman and CEO David Abney.
“We expect another record Peak season this year, with daily package deliveries nearly doubling compared to our average of 20 million per day,” said COO Jim Barber. “In order to make that happen, once again we’re recruiting about 100,000 people for some of the country’s best seasonal jobs.”
UPS says that 57% of its applicants apply for seasonal jobs in order to catch up on bills, and 44% simply to get some extra income, while around 20% use it to pay for college or professional school expenses.
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