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Do you have 25 minutes to spare? UPS might have a job for you. The company said it would hire 100,000 seasonal workers before the holidays, adding that 80% of seasonal positions do not require maintenance.
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“Its streamlined, digital-focused process now takes just 25 minutes for most people – from filling out an online application to receiving a job offer,” UPS said in a press release. .
UPS offers both full-time and part-time seasonal positions – primarily seasonal delivery people and drivers, package handlers and driver helpers. In addition, permanent positions are also available in certain regions.
And, these temporary jobs could lead to permanent employment. Indeed, the company said that following the 2021 vacation, 35,000 seasonal employees got permanent positions.
In terms of salary, a full-time UPS package driver earns an average of $95,000 a year, plus an additional $50,000 in contributions to health, welfare and retirement benefits, according to the release.
“We’ve made our hiring process as simple and easy as possible,” Nando Cesarone, executive vice president and president of US operations, said in the statement. “UPS’s strength has always been our people, and we’re excited to have the opportunity to welcome new UPS to our team as we deliver what matters to our customers this holiday season.
Additionally, UPS offers an “Earn and Learn” program, through which eligible employees can earn up to $25,000 towards tuition and expenses. Part-time seasonal employees are also eligible for a pro-rated refund on the day they are hired, UPS said in the statement.
UPS is starting its vacation hires early as four decades of high inflation has changed consumer behavior. Salesforce predicts that this season buyers will buy even earlier to avoid price hikes, as the main motivator for early buying will be inflation.
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This year, 42% more shoppers globally and 37% more in the United States plan to start buying gifts sooner due to inflation, according to research by Salesforce.
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