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UPS Gets Ready for Holiday Shipping with 95,000 Extra Workers

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UPS shippingUPS is hiring 95,000 seasonal employees as it gears up for the holiday shopping season, which it said begins in November and continues through January. Last September it similarly announced it was expecting to hire about 95,000 seasonal employees.

Press release follows:

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

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“Our seasonal jobs often lead to permanent employment and even careers for some,” said CEO David Abney. “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.”

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.

Over the last three years, 35 percent of the people UPS hired for seasonal package handler jobs were later hired in a permanent position when the holidays were over.

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Jackie Nicholas, a full-time recruiter at UPS, began her career as a seasonal employee in 1998. “As a mother, the great pay and benefits have been critical for my family, and so has the flexibility,” said Jackie. “After my husband got home from work we’d put the kids to bed and then I’d head off to work the overnight shift. I could sleep when I got home and still have time to attend the kids’ field trips and classroom events.” She added, “Now that the kids are out of college I’m working full-time.”

Permanent UPS jobs – including part-time jobs — come with excellent pay and benefits, including healthcare and retirement benefits. At many 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 holiday season opportunities by visiting UPSjobs.com. Applicants must apply online. UPS will also be recruiting on campuses at upcoming NCAA college football games this fall. Videos featuring employees describing their work experience at UPS are also available at the UPS jobs website.

SOURCE: UPS Press Release

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