UPS to Hire 95,000 Holiday Seasonal Employees

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The nation’s largest package-delivery company is going on a massive hiring spree over the next few months.
Winter is coming, and that means UPS will go on its epic annual hiring spree, bulking up its workforce with 95,000 new hires over the next few months.

The nation’s largest package-delivery company announced its goals for seasonal hires this week with plans to add a few thousand more new hires than it did last year.

At UPS, the seasonal hires frequently find permanent work with the company. About 37 percent of last year’s temporary hires have since become full-time employees, according to company officials.

“For many it’s an opportunity to earn some extra cash for the holidays, but with many of our holiday hires getting permanent jobs with us, it can also be a gateway to a career,” said CEO David Abney, who started with the company loading trucks at night while attending college.

“It was a way to pay my way through college,” Abney said last year. “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.”

 
The openings include package handlers, drivers and driver-helpers, according to a UPS news release. Pay ranges from roughly $10 to $30 an hour. Many part-time employees are eligible for healthcare and retirement benefits. Part-time employees enrolled in college are eligible to receive as much as $25,000 in tuition assistance.

Job seekers can apply for holiday season opportunities by visiting UPSjobs.com. Applicants must apply online.