CHARLOTTE, N.C. — UPS announced that it expects to hire nearly 1,240 seasonal employees in the Charlotte area in anticipation of the annual increase in package volume that will begin in October 2021 and continue through January 2022.
According to a news release, UPS expects to hire over 100,000 seasonal employees nationwide.
“We’re preparing for another safe, record peak holiday season. With COVID-19 continuing to impact Americans, our services are more important than ever,” said Nando Cesarone, President, U.S. Operations. “We plan to hire more than 100,000 people for seasonal jobs, many of whom will have an offer in hand within 30 minutes of applying. Our seasonal hires will help us provide the most reliable service in the industry, just like we did last year.”
UPS is hiring for package car drivers, tractor-trailer drivers, driver helpers, package handlers and personal vehicle drivers.
According to a news release, benefits of a seasonal job with UPS include:
- Over the last three years, about one third of people hired by UPS for seasonal jobs were later hired in a permanent position.
- That opportunity for a permanent job is important to many. Nearly three-quarters of seasonal hires want their job to turn into a long-term position, according to a recent survey of Americans.
- Through the company’s Earn and Learn program, eligible seasonal employees who are students can earn up to $1,300 towards college expenses, in addition to their hourly pay, for three months of continuous employment.
- Permanent UPS jobs – including part-time jobs – come with great pay and benefits, including healthcare and retirement benefits and up to $25,000 in tuition assistance.
Interested applicants should apply at www.upsjobs.com.