UPS planning to hire 100K for holiday season

UPS planning to hire 100K for holiday season
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UPS on Thursday announced plans to hire more than 100,000 workers for the 2021 holiday season.

In a statement, the company said the new hires will support the “anticipated increase in annual package volume” that begins in October and runs through January.

The hiring spree includes full- and part-time seasonal positions, mainly package handlers, drivers, driver helpers and personal vehicle drivers.

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Nando Cesarone, president of U.S. operations for UPS, said qualified applicants will receive a job offer within 30 minutes of applying.

Asked about the quick turnaround time for new hires, global director of sourcing Matt Lavery told The Associated Press that it would normally take up to two weeks to hire someone.

“Candidates want instant gratification,” Lavery said. “We wanted to take away as many barriers as we could.”

UPS said it encourages all candidates applying for a seasonal job to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. The company further said it has followed all COVID-19 guidelines for essential workers since the beginning of the pandemic.