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UPS announces plans to hire additional 95,000 for peak rush

UPS has announced plans to hire around 95,000 seasonal employees to support the anticipated increase in package volume that will begin in November and continue through January 2018. The company claims that the roles – which include full and

The company claims that the roles – which include full and part-time positions including package handlers, drivers and driver helpers – can often lead to full-time roles at the company. In the last three

In the last three years, more than a third (35%) of those hired by the company ahead of the Christmas rush were then hired on a permanent basis.

“Our seasonal jobs often lead to permanent employment and even careers for some,” said CEO David Abney. He is one of three other members of the company’s management committee who started their UPS careers as part-time employees.

The company has also announced that it has now opened its 5,000th UPS store, the US’ largest franchise system of retail shipping, print and business service centres. “The franchise now has a store within 10 miles of 84% of the U.S. population,” said Tim Davis, president of The UPS Store.

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