The Sandy Springs shipping giant said most of the extra workers will be drivers, driver-helpers and package handlers in sorting centers. The hiring outlook for the Chicago area is about the same as a year ago.
The expected number of temporary workers is based on “initial volume forecasts from customers” for the period that starts in November and lasts through January, the Atlanta-based company said Tuesday.
Permanent UPS jobs – including part-time jobs – come with excellent pay and benefits, including healthcare and retirement benefits. UPS says that many of its seasonal positions serve as “foot in the door” opportunities for full time careers at the company.
The company says applications must be submitted online via UPSjobs.com.
UPS stated Tuesday it is going to rent 90,000 to 95,000 staff – about the identical as final yr – to assist deal with delivery and deliveries over the vacation season. That was far more than it had hired the year before, when it was caught off-guard by an increase in last-minute online shopping as retailers enticed consumers with free shipping for their gifts. The company hired 50,000 seasonal workers in 2014. The late hires additionally drove up its prices and harm firm income.
Rival FedEx has yet to announced its holiday hiring plans.
Shares of UPS rose $2.83, or 2.9 %, to $99.84 in noon buying and selling. Its shares are up 3 percent over the past year.