MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- UPS has announced that it expects to hire between 90,000 - 95,000 seasonal employees to support the anticipated holiday surge in package deliveries that will begin in October and continue through January 2015.
The company is gearing up for increased holiday delivery volume in 2014 as it prepares to play a pivotal role in helping retailers take advantage of the holiday gift-giving season. The seasonal positions as package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and drivers have long been an entry point for permanent employment, training and career opportunity after the company re-assesses its needs following the holiday period.
"We have initial volume forecasts from our customers and are starting the hiring process for our temporary peak season jobs," said John McDevitt, UPS senior vice president of human resources and labor relations. "We have needs throughout the United States and anticipate more applicants this year than in 2013. Individuals who begin employment at UPS during the holiday season have the opportunity to pursue a permanent position afterwards. Seasonal positions provide an excellent entry point for becoming a long-term UPS employee."
Interested job seekers can easily apply for peak season opportunities by visiting UPSjobs.com on their computer, smartphone or tablet. Applicants must apply online.
UPS is ready to provide customers a smooth 2014 holiday experience and has implemented the following actions since the 2013 peak shipping season:
UPS is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.