UPS hiring 95,000 seasonal workers

9:27 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 Business
Bob Andres/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
UPS driver Dan Partyka heads out on his route. It costs more to deliver items to individual doorsteps, so the rise of online shopping has forced UPS to adjust. BOB ANDRES /BANDRES@AJC.COM

Sandy Springs-based UPS plans to hire about 95,000 seasonal employees for the busy holiday shipping period that runs from November through January.

The jobs include drivers, driver-helpers and package handlers. Those interested must apply at UPSjobs.com. The company will also recruit at college campuses during NCAA college football games this fall.

The number of hires planned is on par with the company’s ramp up for the holidays last year.

CEO David Abney said in a written statement that the seasonal jobs “often lead to permanent employment and even careers for some.” Abney himself started as a part-time worker at UPS, as did some other executives at the company.

About 35 percent of the seasonal package handlers hired at UPS were later hired for permanent jobs after the holidays, the company said.

The jobs including full-time and part-time positions and flexible shifts, according to the company. That can work well for students, working parents or others who want to make extra cash, UPS said.

The explosive growth of online shopping is causing major changes in how companies get packages delivered to doorsteps.
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