UPS has announced that it expects to hire over 100,000 seasonal employees to support an anticipated annual increase in package volume that will begin in October 2020 and continue through January 2021.
The company is filling full and part-time seasonal positions – primarily package handlers, drivers, driver-helpers, and personal vehicle drivers – by offering competitive wages across multiple shifts in thousands of locations across the country.
According to UPS, over the last three years, about 35% of those hired by UPS for seasonal package handler jobs were later hired in a permanent position when the holidays were over, and about 123,000 UPS employees – nearly a third of the company’s US workforce – started in seasonal positions.
Through the company’s Earn and Learn programme, eligible seasonal employees who are students can earn up to $1,300 towards college expenses, in addition to their hourly pay, for three months of continuous employment. UPS has invested nearly $670m in tuition assistance – nearly $30m a year since the programme was established in 1997.
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