The holiday season is fast approaching and many shipping companies are setting their seasonal hiring objectives to meet the consumer demand. Similarly, UPS has planned to hire more than 100,000 workers during the holiday shopping season across the United States. Moreover, the company has also decided to pay competitive salaries for multiple positions and locations.

High seasonal volume

The demand for online shopping has dropped from its peak during the pandemic. However, it is still much higher as compared to pre-pandemic times. Therefore, ecommerce businesses are heavily relying on shipping companies to ensure timely deliveries. Furthermore, the holiday seasonal volume usually starts in October and continue till January. Therefore, it will be a tough challenge for the shipping companies to hire staff amid tight labor market and widespread labor shortages.

Swift hiring process

Logistics and shipping giant UPS have introduced a digital-first hiring process. The interested candidates will have to fill out an online application and they could get job offer in just 25 minutes. Moreover, more than 80% of the positions do not require an interview. “We have made our hiring process as simple and easy as possible. UPS’s strength has always been our people, and we are excited about the opportunity to welcome new UPSers to our team as we deliver what matters for our customers this holiday season.” Nando Cesarone, UPS’ executive vice president and president of U.S. operations, said in a release.

Competitive compensation and benefits

UPS has announced several job openings for full- and part-time seasonal positions. These positions include primarily package handlers, drivers and driver helpers. Moreover, they are offering as much as $30 an hour for certain positions and locations. In addition, there is an opportunity for seasonal workers to get a permanent role at UPS. Last year, nearly 35,000 holiday season employees managed to secure permanent positions. Furthermore, a full-time UPS package delivery driver makes an average of $95,000 per year. In addition, they get benefits of up to $50,000 in contributions to health, wellness and pension benefits.

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