(Atlanta, GA, Tuesday, November 13, 2018) – UPS is in the thick of an effort to hire about 100,000 seasonal employees to support the anticipated increase in holiday season package volume that will begin in November and continue through January 2019. The full and part-time seasonal positions – primarily package handlers, drivers and driver-helpers – have long been an entry point for permanent employment.
Over the last three years, 35 percent of the people who were hired for seasonal package handler jobs later landed permanent positions when the holidays were over.
Stefond Harris, vice president of Human Resources for U.S. Operations, explains.
EVERY YEAR, WE DELIVER THE HOLIDAYS FOR MILLIONS OF CUSTOMERS. AND IN ORDER TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN, WE ALSO DELIVER THOUSANDS OF GREAT SEASONAL JOBS AT OUR FACILITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
NOT ONLY ARE THESE JOBS AN EXCELLENT WAY TO MAKE SOME CASH OVER THE HOLIDAYS, FOR MANY THEY’RE ALSO A FOOT IN THE DOOR TO A REWARDING CAREER. IN FACT, ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHT THOUSAND OF OUR THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND U.S. EMPLOYEES STARTED AS SEASONAL EMPLOYEES. I’M ONE OF THEM – I STARTED THIRTY-FOUR YEARS AGO AS A HOLIDAY SEASONAL EMPLOYEE IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, WORKING AT NIGHT LOADING AND UNLOADING TRAILERS.
Interested job seekers can easily apply for holiday season opportunities by visiting UPSjobs.com.