UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers
ATLANTA (AP) — UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers to help with package deliveries during the busy holiday season.
The Atlanta company said Tuesday that the positions will include package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and drivers.
The company did not immediately say how the hiring compares with previous years. Last year, a last-minute surge in holiday shipments drove up the shipper's costs and hurt its profits.
Since last year's holiday season, UPS has implemented several measures to help prepare for this year's onslaught of deliveries. This includes making improvements to schedule planning, installing temporary mobile sorting and delivery centers and adding thousands of new or leased delivery vehicles, trailers, aircraft and portable loading aids. It's also adding operating days and shifts.
United Parcel Service Inc. said that the seasonal jobs have long served as an entry point for permanent employment.
Individuals interested in applying for the seasonal positions can do so online at UPSjobs.com.
Shares of UPS fell 13 cents to $97.49 in morning trading.