- UPS ramps up hiring with over 100,000 seasonal roles at increased pay rates.
- Package handlers and drivers to earn between $21 and $23 an hour.
- Majority of seasonal roles, nearly 80%, won't need interviews.
UPS gets geared up for the annual avalanche of packages! The shipping giant recently unveiled plans to onboard over 100,000 seasonal workers to deal with the anticipated deluge. But there's a twist this year – their pockets will be heavier. Thanks to a recent agreement with the Teamsters union, starting paychecks will range from $21 to $23 an hour, varying with job roles.
It's a period of labor triumph, it seems. As UPS secures a better deal for its staff, we're witnessing a broader trend where workers from pilots to aerospace craftsmen are pocketing heftier salaries. So, what's the breakdown for UPS? Package helpers and driver sidekicks will be cashing in $21 hourly, while the main drivers, both delivery and tractor-trailer champs, get a $23 rate. To give a throwback, last year's season had package handlers at a $15.50 start rate, and the delivery maestros began at $21.
But wait, there's more to the job extravaganza! UPS isn't just after seasonal helpers; they're in the market for full-time and part-time pros, mostly in the driver and package handler domain. If you're in for the long haul, some permanent gigs are on the table too.
Nando Cesarone, UPS’ executive VP, is donning his pride hat, announcing that they're offering top-of-the-line pay scales for all – be it part-time, full-time, or just-for-the-season employees. With an eye on nailing on-time deliveries this festive season, they're also paving the way for many to kickstart their UPS journey.
Here’s a cherry on top: About 80% of these seasonal opportunities are free from the interview rigmarole. Just a fun fact: They pulled off a similar hiring spree last year too.
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