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UPS bundle up for peak with plans to hire 100,000 workers

By Sasha Fedorenko September 9, 2019 - 4:19 pm

UPS today announced the plans to bundle up for the peak trading season as they expect to take on-board about 100,000 seasonal employees to support the anticipated annual increase in package volume that will begin in November and continue through January 2020. That’s enough people to populate a city the size of Albany, NY.

“We expect another record peak season this year, with daily package deliveries nearly doubling compared to our average of 20 million per day. In order to make that happen, once again we’re recruiting about 100,000 people for some of the country’s best seasonal jobs.”
– Jim Barber, chief operating officer, UPS.

The move is aimed at accommodating the demand in shopping activity during the three-month peak period.

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 chairman and chief executive officer David Abney and other members of the company’s senior leadership team, started their UPS careers as part-time employees.

Over the last three years, 35% of the people UPS hired for seasonal package handler jobs were later hired in a permanent position when the holidays were over, and nearly a third of our current US workforce started in seasonal positions.

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