Sandy Springs: UPS hiring 100,000 temporary workers for holiday shipping season

Sandy Springs: UPS hiring 100,000 temporary workers for holiday shipping season

ByKelly Yamanouchi, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Troy Warren for SandySpringsNewsAndTalk.Com#Business #EditorsPicks

UPS is hiring 100,000 seasonal workers as it prepares for thebusy holiday shipping period.

That includes nearly 2,340 positions in Atlanta.

The Sandy Springs-based shipping giant said it expects anincrease in package volumestarting in October and continuing through January.

The hiring surge comes as many companies are facing challenges finding enough employees to staff their operations amid a national worker shortage that has arisen as businesses ramp up work. UPS is looking to hire roughly the same number of workers as ithired last year for the holiday season.

The company plans to give many applicantsjob offers within 30 minutes of applying. Those interested can apply

The openings are for full-time and part-timeseasonal jobsfor package handlers, drivers, driver helpers and people who can drive their own vehicles to deliver packages. Many of the package handler jobs pay $15 an hour, with higher pay in some other parts of the country.

About a third of seasonal package handlers at UPS were laterhired into a permanent job, according to the company.

UPS said it “encourages all candidates applying for a seasonal job to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.” The company isrequiring vaccines for employees returning to work at its headquarters and other office buildings, but doesn’t have the same requirement for front-line workers.

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