- Brianna Chambers, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
Not far ahead of the holiday season, UPS is gearing up for an increase in the number of deliveries and services associated with the busy fall and winter months.
The company announced Wednesday a plan to hire 95,000 employees across the country.
The company will offer part- and full-time seasonal jobs, primarily package handlers, drivers and driver-helpers.
According to a news release, seasonal jobs often lead to longer-term positions with UPS, and up to 35 percent of employees hired seasonally over the last three years now have permanent jobs with the company.
“Our seasonal jobs often lead to permanent employment and even careers for some,” UPS CEO David Abney said in the release. “We offer flexible shifts and full- and part-time positions. If you are a student, a working mom or just looking to make extra money for the holidays, we have a job for you.”
Abney and other members of UPS leadership started their careers at the company as part-time workers.
Seasonal and part-time UPS employees who become full-time permanent workers at the company are eligible for healthcare and retirement benefits, and employees enrolled in college are eligible to receive up to $25,000 in tuition assistance.
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