(Atlanta, GA, Friday, November 1, 2019) – UPS has announced that it expects to hire about 100,000 seasonal employees to support the anticipated annual increase in package volume that will begin in November and continue through January 2020. The full and part-time seasonal positions – primarily package handlers, drivers and driver-helpers – have long been an entry point for permanent employment. Nearly 70 percent of Americans who hold, have held or would consider taking a seasonal job want that job to turn into a full-time position, according to a recent survey.

Danelle McCusker, vice president of Human Resources, explains the need for these hires.

SOUNDBITE #1:

WE EXPECT ANOTHER RECORD PEAK SEASON THIS YEAR, WITH DAILY PACKAGE DELIVERIES NEARLY DOUBLING COMPARED TO OUR AVERAGE OF TWENTY MILLION PER DAY. IN ORDER TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN, ONCE AGAIN WE’RE RECRUITING ABOUT A HUNDRED THOUSAND PEOPLE FOR SEASONAL JOBS.

SOUNDBITE #2:

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. OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS, THIRTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE HIRED AS SEASONAL PACKAGE HANDLERS WERE LATER HIRED IN A PERMANENT POSITION WHEN THE HOLIDAYS WERE OVER. I ACTUALLY BEGAN MY CAREER AS A DRIVER HELPER DURING OUR PEAK SEASON. NEARLY A THIRD OF OUR CURRENT U.S. WORKFORCE STARTED IN SEASONAL POSITIONS.

Interested job seekers can easily apply for holiday season opportunities by visiting UPSjobs.com.

 

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