UPS Plans to Hire 100,000 seasonal workers
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UPS Plans to Hire 100,000 Seasonal Workers for the Holidays in 2023

UPS unveils plans to hire up to 100,000 temporary workers for the 2023 holiday season, 10 times the number of temporary workers that USPS is seeking to onboard

The holidays are right around the corner, and both shippers and carriers are gearing up for the upcoming surge in package demand. In anticipation, UPS announced that it plans to hire more than 100,000 seasonal workers to help with the holiday rush. The announcement comes over one month after UPS ratified a new contract agreement with the union representing over 340,000 company workers to avoid a potential strike.

What are the Different Positions UPS is Hiring For?

According to a press release, UPS is offering both full- and part-time seasonal positions with competitive pay and shifts available across the country. The company’s job portal shows that seasonal drivers can earn up to $23 an hour. can make $23 an hour, according to a posting on the company’s job portal.

The positions that UPS is looking to fill for the holidays include delivery drivers, commercial driver’s license drivers, and package handlers. However, the company said that it is also offering permanent positions in some areas for early applicants. Per the UPS press release, nearly 50,000 seasonal employees have transitioned to permanent employment with the company over the past two years.

Interested applicants can browse through listings on the UPS website.

Amazon & UPS Plan to Hire Big for the Holidays, While USPS Won’t

UPS’ announcement comes on the heels of a similar statement from Amazon, who said that it planned to hire as many as 250,000 seasonal workers to help it tackle the upcoming holiday surge in package demand. While both UPS and Amazon are staffing up in big numbers for the holidays, the U.S. Postal Service isn’t following suit. According to its website, USPS only plans to hire 10,000 seasonal employees in the U.S. to help with this year’s peak season. Instead of relying on temporary workers who warrant higher hourly pay, USPS has converted 150,000 pre-career employees to full-time career positions since 2021. This strategy has reduced the need to hire a significant number of temporary workers during the holidays when package demand reaches its highest point in the fiscal year.

These cost-cutting measures have also allowed USPS to stop imposing holiday surcharges on shippers, a strategy that it had employed for both the 2021 and 2022 holiday seasons.

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