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UPS Begins Hiring for 2014 Holiday Season

Globe Newswire

  • 90,000-95,000 seasonal employees needed to handleanticipated e-commerce-driven holiday deliverysurge
  • UPS improving forecasting, capacity, package tracking andcustomer communication to meet ongoing e-commerce and B2B shippingdemands
  • Seasonal positions often an entry point to long-term UPSemployment

ATLANTA, Sept. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS® (NYSE: UPS) announced today that it expects tohire between 90,000 - 95,000 seasonal employees to support theanticipated holiday surge in package deliveries that will begin inOctober and continue through January 2015.  The companyis gearing up for increased holiday delivery volume in 2014 as itprepares to play a pivotal role in helping retailers take advantageof the holiday gift-giving season.  The seasonalpositions as package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and drivershave long been an entry point for permanent employment, trainingand career opportunity after the company re-assesses its needsfollowing the holiday period.

"We have initial volume forecasts from our customers and arestarting the hiring process for our temporary peak season jobs,"said John McDevitt, UPS senior vice president of human resourcesand labor relations. "We have needs throughout the United Statesand anticipate more applicants this year than in 2013. Individuals who begin employment at UPS during the holiday seasonhave the opportunity to pursue a permanent position afterwards.Seasonal positions provide an excellent entry point for becoming along-term UPS employee."

Interested job seekers can easily apply for peak seasonopportunities by visiting UPSjobs.com on theircomputer, smartphone or tablet. Applicants must apply online.

UPS is ready to provide customers a smooth 2014 holidayexperience and has implemented the following actions since the 2013peak shipping season:

  • Using industry-wide delivery volume forecasts and workingclosely with high impact leading customers, UPS has madeimprovements to network utilization and schedule planning.
  • Daily processing capacity will increase with the opening of newand expanded buildings, plus installation of temporary mobilesorting and delivery centers. UPS is adding thousands of new orleased delivery vehicles, trailers, aircraft and portable loadingaids to flex capacity in the UPS network.
  • Added operating days and shifts - full ground delivery andpick-up operations the Friday after Thanksgiving and nearly 50 newpackage sorting shifts throughout the company's existing hublocations.
  • Shipment tracking timing and accuracy will be improved withadditional web and mobile app upgrades for enhanced information onpackage location and shipment status.
  • Enhancements to the UPSMy Choice® service will give consumers receivinghome deliveries improved alerts on delivery time windows andoptions for re-scheduling and re-routing.

About UPS

UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering abroad range of solutions including the transportation of packagesand freight; the facilitation of international trade, and thedeployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage theworld of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be foundon the Web at ups.com® and its corporate blog can befound at blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

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Source: UPS